Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem Sage)


Summary Information


An evergreen shrub which occurs as a naturalised garden escape on sand dunes, sea cliffs, banks, walls, field edges and rough ground. It is also found as a casual throw-out on roadsides and rubbish tips. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the Mediterranean region from Sardinia eastwards to W. & S.W. Turkey and Cyprus.


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Habitats Information

Broad Habitats

Life Form

Life Form Information

Perennation - primary

Perennation - secondary

Life Form - primary

Life Form - secondary


Clonality - primary

Clonality - secondary


Distribution Information

Conservation Status

Conservation Status Information

Plantatt Conservation Status

JNCC Designations

No designations found.

Other Accounts

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References Information

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections.
A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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