Sage, Lyre-Leaf (Cancer Weed) (Salvia lyrata) packet of 20 seeds, organic

$3.95

Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

(Cancer Weed, Lyre Leaf Sage)  Herbaceous perennial native to central and eastern US.  Basal leaves bear striking purple variegations, the outer margin resembling perhaps the shape of a lyre. Traditional use of root, leaf and seed (TWM, American Indian):  a salve used for healing wounds and treating abnormal growths.    Flowers violet, elongated, with a characteristic dorsal ridge, on a tall raceme.  Grows in regular garden soils and is particularly fond of growing in lawns, where it co-exists harmlessly with lawn grass.  Sow seeds in spring.  Germination takes about 2 weeks.  Work up in pots before transplanting to garden.  Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
20 seeds/pkt, certified organically grown

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    Rita

    Can this be eaten?

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    • Richo Cech

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      I have eaten the leaves, they are astringent and relatively tasteless.

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