|Scientific Name||Salvia engelmannii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SAEN2|
|Common Name||Englemann's Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32711|
|Family||Lamiaceae (Mint)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description|| Habitat: Dry, rocky limestone soils of prairies, hillsides and rock outcrops.
Plant: Upright perennial in dense bushy clumps, numerous stems 6 to 16 inches tall; small erect, glandular (sticky) hairs on foliage.
Leaves: Opposite, narrow, linear or oblanceolate, petiolate, green 1-1/2 to 3 inches long.
Inflorescence: Pale purple to pale blue flowers about 1 inch long in loose, terminal racemes; each flower with a corolla with two lips, the smaller upper lip resembles a hood and the much larger broad three-lobed lower lip; lower lip with two prominent whiteish areas near the base; each flower with leaf-like bract below.
Bloom Period: April to June.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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