Sage is a green leafy herb with a bushy growing habit. Its long stems reach over half a meter tall covered in narrow, lance-shaped leaves with silver stems. The leaves measure up to 6 centimetres long and around 1.5 centimetres wide, characterized by their greyish green colour, fuzzy texture and silvery bloom. Young leaves may have a purple tint. Sage offers a musky, camphorous aroma and offer an earthy, piney flavour. Sage can be more intensely flavoured when dried.