Yellow Sage



Hazard Information

Route: Ingestion     Plant Part: Leaves and Green berries

Scale: Low-Med

Vomiting, diarrhoea, weakness. Extreme cases by stomach contents not being removed, leads to unconsciousness, coma and death.


Common Name(s)

Yellow Sage

Latin Name



Small shrub with pointed or oval leaves, which are coarse and usually scalloped edged. The flowers are packed tightly together in clusters. The colours are varied, red, pink, yellow or orange depending on the variety.


The green unripe berries are poisonous as are the leaves if eaten. Some varieties however are non-toxic.


Vomiting, diarrhoea, general weakness. Signs usually appear within a couple of hours. In extreme cases where the contents of the stomach have not been removed unconsciousness, coma and death have been reported.

Flowering Period

This plant can flower most of the year. Fruits usually appear in autumn.


Mainly gardens and grown as houseplants.