|Scientific Name||Salvia greggii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SAGR4|
|Common Name||Autumn Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32689|
|Description||Habitat: Rocky soils in open areas of brush, woodlands and canyons; popular landscape plant in Central Texas.
Plant: Erect, much-branched evergreen perennial shrub with leafy, somewhat woody stems; 2 to 3 feet tall.
Leaves: Small obovate to elliptic leaves 3/8 to 1-inch long with rounded tips; short petioles.
Inflorescence: Loose, terminal racemes with relatively few flowers with two-lipped, usually red or scarlet corollas, about 1 to 1-1/4 inch long.
Bloom Period: Spring to fall.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and Wildflower Center.
Note: Very common plant in the nursery trade where various-colored blossoms can be found (red, pink, purple, orange, or white).
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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