Sage, Lyre leaf Sage, Cancer Weed, Salvia Lyrata

salvia lyrata

Perennial plant with attractive foliage for a sunny spot. It may self sow.

Native American herbalists used the root in healing salves for sores and the whole plant was taken in teas for coughs colds, nervous conditions, and asthma, as a laxative, and as a diureticCancer weed was used as a folk remedy for warts. The plant grows like cancer on the earth, therefore, herbalists used cancer weed against skin cancers.
Common names:
Lyre-leaved sage, Lyreleaf sage, Lyre leaf sage, Lyreleaf Sage, Cancerweed, Wild sage, Meadow sage.

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Height + Width:

Frost Hardiness: Hardy in Katoomba




Country of Origin: Eastern Cape of South Africa


Common names: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu



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