The wood sage is a perennial, deciduous herb that can grow between 1-3 feet high. It produces white-pink flowers from May to August. It is commonly found in prairies, plains, meadows, pastures, and savannas in moist soils and part shade.
Native Americans were known to use the wood sage in herbal teas as a diuretic and to promote sweating. The leaves are used to dress antiseptic wounds and can be made into a tincture for gargling.
Did You Know:
The wood sage is a well-known nectar source that attracts butterflies and other insects and is very aromatic.