Surprisingly Striking Similarities

I had a few minutes to get something done in the yard, and I repotted my sage plant to try to overwinter it in the house because I’m not sure if it’s hardy.  I’ve had some that died over the winter and some that came back, so I’ll see how this one goes.  And I repotted the lambs ear because I don’t like it where’s at and haven’t decided where it will finally live.  That’s when I noticed how much the leaves look alike.

Can you guess which is which?

Lambs Ear 

 LAMB'S EAR Sage Plant in Pot Sage Plant SAGE

Of course if you let the cursor hover the name pops up so you don’t have to guess

Besides looking alike, they’re both herbs.  Sage is used for cooking, and in days gone by, lambs ear was used as today’s equivalent of a Band-Aid because of its soft texture.  It’s also referred to as woundwart.

After I repotted the plants they were looking kind of droopy, not worth taking a picture of, so I cheated a little and “borrowed” a few pictures.

Sage and lambs ears…horticultural Doppelgangers.

Happy Gardening!!!



  1. Janet-marie said,

    November 15, 2008 at 4:26 am

    That would be “doppelganger”.

  2. gardengoodies said,

    November 15, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Another set of eyes is always good for catching errors.
    (I’ve actually seen it spelled both ways)

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