newrenter
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Herb ID

I am about to rent this house and in the back they have some rosemary and this herb which I cannot put my finger on. It seems familiar; but, I am struggling in identifying it. It has the fuzzy texture of sage and a familiar lemony scent but I don't recognize the leaf shape. Help please.
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Susan W
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Re: Herb ID

Where are you? Russian Sage, not a Salvia has similar leaves, blue spike blooms.
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Re: Herb ID

I am in Oregon. I was thinking salvia too but the salvia pics I looked up didnt have the edgy leaves nearer the base of the plant. And thr Russian sages pics I saw had much spikier looking leaves than these. Maybe I am looking at the wrong varieties?

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Re: Herb ID

I found this local news article from 2009 and the drawing pics look just like the leaves on this plant. I think Russian sage varieties differ some and that is just what this is. Thanks for input!

https://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/ ... lavor.html

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Re: Herb ID

You will be able to tell when the flowers appear. It is an ornamental but it does attract insects.
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