|Scientific Name||Salvia coccinea||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SACO5|
|Common Name||Tropical Sage, Blood Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32682|
|Family||Lamiaceae (Mint)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy soils in brushy areas and open woods.
Plant: Erect perennial 1 to 3 feet tall, multiple leafy stems, branched in upper portion.
Leaves: Deltoid to ovate, veined leaves 2-3/4 inches long on petioles 3/8 to 1-3/8 inches long; rounded teeth around margins.
Inflorescence: Racemes of well-separated clusters of 2 to 6 bright red to dark scarlet (rarely pink or white) flowers; corolla tube about 1-inch long protruding from calyx; upper lobe about half as long as lower lobe; protruding forked stamens.
Bloom Period: February to December.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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