What is the Mediterranean weed?

An aggressive, aromatic, bluish-green wooly-leaved, nutlet-producing, yellowish white-flowered member of the mint family is what Mediterranean weed is.

Specifically, the plant in question (Salvia aethiopis) can be found marketed as "African sage" or "Ethiopian sage." Mediterranean sage lives as a biennial for two years or a perennial for three. It may be considered an ornamental because of the plant's candelabra-like flowering branches and - ironically -- dark-veined smooth nutlets. The "noxious weed" produces thousands of seeds, which disperse through the tumbleweed nature of the mature plant and with the slightest breeze. Despite preferring the well-drained soils of ponderosa pine and sagebrush steppes, the drought-tolerant forb will take over just about any disturbed, open or streamside habitat.

An aggressive, aromatic, bluish-green wooly-leaved, nutlet-producing, yellowish white-flowered member of the mint family is what Mediterranean weed is.

Specifically, the plant in question (Salvia aethiopis) can be found marketed as "African sage" or "Ethiopian sage." Mediterranean sage lives as a biennial for two years or a perennial for three. It may be considered an ornamental because of the plant's candelabra-like flowering branches and - ironically -- dark-veined smooth nutlets. The "noxious weed" produces thousands of seeds, which disperse through the tumbleweed nature of the mature plant and with the slightest breeze. Despite preferring the well-drained soils of ponderosa pine and sagebrush steppes, the drought-tolerant forb will take over just about any disturbed, open or streamside habitat.