Wood Sage

Teucrium canadense

General Information:

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. 

Medicinal Uses:

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.