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turmericturmeric Posts: 828
I saw this at the Museum of the Home in Hackney at the weekend.  It was a woody shrub in the Herb Garden.  It was the only plant without a label!  The leaves were just appearing and in amongst them was the beginning of a flower bud and the young leaves were a bit furry.  Any ideas anyone?


  • Haven't a clue, being a total novice, but there's a handy little app called Leaf Snap which I find really useful.
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,409
    It looks like a Salvia to me, Google Lens returns 'Salvia elegans - Pineapple Sage' as the top hit. Although the leaves look a bit too hairy perhaps.
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828
    I thought salvia Loxley but I thought salvia had a square stem and smelt of blackcurrant and this had neither.

  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828
    Thanks Heartinthedirt, I might investigate that but I find they tend to give you so many options you're not always better off.

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,943
    I thought it was Pineapple sage, but not sure about the leaves.
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