|Salvia japonica, a
perennial, 20-50cm in height, occurs on the roadsides, etc., in
fields and mountains. Leaves are opposite; they are what are called
imparipinnate compound leaves, with 3-7 lobes. The leaflets, each
2-5cm, are in the shape of a broad oval. The stem tops emerge
10-25cm-long spikes, in which small, blue-purple, labiate flowers
bloom in a whorl. Bloom time: July-November.