Salvia species

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Scientific Name Salvia azura USDA PLANTS Symbol
SAAZ
Common Name Blue Sage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
32699
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect clump-forming perennial typically 3 to 5 feet tall; linear to lanceolate to obovate, grayish-green leaves 3 to 4 inches long; 2-lipped, azure blue flowers bloom in spikes. Descr. excerpt from www.missouribotanicalgarden.org. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Salvia engelmannii USDA PLANTS Symbol
SAEN2
Common Name Englemann's Sage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
32711
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Upright perennial in dense bushy clumps, 6 to 16 inches tall; small erect hairs on stems, leaves, and upper petals; leaves opposite, narrow, linear or oblanceolate, green 1-1/2 to 3 inches long; pale purple to pale blue flower about 1 inch long, 5 petals united into upper and lower lobes, each flower with leaf-like bract below. Descr. excerpts from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wilidflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Salvia farinacea USDA PLANTS Symbol
SAFA2
Common Name Mealycup Sage, Mealy Blue Sage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
32713
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Shrubby, clump-forming perennial 1-1/2 to 3 feet tall on erect, branching, square stems; drooping, irregularly-serrate, ovate-lanceolate, gray-green leaves to 3 inches long; two-lipped, violet-blue to white flowers in 4 to 8-inch racemes. Descr. excerpt from www.missouribotanicalgarden.org and www.wildflower.org. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Salvia lyrata USDA PLANTS Symbol
SALY2
Common Name Lyre-leaf Sage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
32690
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Moist, grassy areas, normally found in East Texas but sometimes in the Hill Country.
Plant: Erect perennial 1 to 2 feet tall.
Leaves: Basal rosette of oblanceolate leaves up to 10 inches long, irregularly lobed, somewhat lyre-shaped; smaller, sparser stem leaves.
Inflorescence: Spikes of widely-spaced whorls of pale blue two-lipped flowers, each about 1-inch long.
Reference: Excerpts from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Texas Status
Native

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