PHLOMIS FRUTICOSA.--Jerusalem Sage. Mediterranean region, 1596. This is

a neat-growing shrubby plant, with ovate acute leaves, that are covered

with a yellowish down. From the axils of the upper leaves the whorls of

yellow flowers are freely produced during the summer months. It is

valued for its neat growth, and as growing on dry soils where few other

plants could eke out an existence.