Mediterranean Sage

Mediterranean SageSometimes sold as Ethiopian sage in local nurseries, Mediterranean sage is an aggressive ornamental plant that has invaded over 400 acres of rangeland in northern Boulder County. A member of the Mint family, this biennialis recognized as a problem in many western states, including Idaho. In the first year, the seedling develops a rosette of large woolly leaves that are strongly aromatic. Mediterranean sage produces a profusion of showy, white flowers during the second growing season. This weed usually becomes established