|Mediterranean Sage, or Salvia Aethiopis is a short-lived perennial of the Lamiaceae family (mint), is native to the upper middle east and south eastern Europe. The plant has green broad leaves with a silvery appearance due to its soft fur. The weed has a feel like wool. It has a woody, strong taproot, and can reach up to 3 feet tall and develop yellow small flowers. This invasive can be found in Oregon’s Great Basin and northern Idaho. It prefers dry gravelly soil, typically upland range, but will vary widely.
This plant is practically unpalatable, so don’t expect to use it in holiday stuffing. To remove, it is best treated with herbicide. There is also a insect component that can be utilized.