|Scientific Name||Salvia azurea||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SAAZ|
|Common Name||Blue Sage, Pitcher Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32699|
|Family||Lamiaceae (Mint)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description|| Habitat: Dry, rocky soils in prairies, flats, and in open areas in oak or cedar hillsides and woodlands.
Plant: Upright to sprawling, leafy perennial with single or branched, somewhat hairy stems; up to 5 feet tall.
Leaves: Opposite stem leaves; lower lanceoleate or oblong, up to 4 inches ling and 1-5/8 inches wide, blunt tip and tapering to a petiole, margins denticulate or serrate; upper leaves smaller, linear and entire.
Inflorescence: Many small clusters of flowers in a long, slender terminal spike; blossoms arranged in whorls, each 1/2 to 1 inch long; dark to pale blue corolla with white throat, two-lipped with small upper lip and broad lower lip that is barely noticeable as being three-lobed.
Bloom Period: May to November.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi.
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