|Scientific Name||Salvia regla||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SARE4|
|Common Name||Mountain Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32738|
|Description||Habitat: Wooded, rocky slopes at mid- to higher elevations in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend, and northern Mexico.
Plant: Leafy, much-branched shrub with many basal stems, 2 to 6 feet tall.
Leaves: Dark green deltoid or ovate leaves up to 2 inches long and wide with coarsely-toothed edges; upper surface smooth, gladular-hairy beneath.
Inflorescence: Clusters of one to a few two-lipped, scarlet flowers, from leaf axils or in short terminal racemes; each up to 2 inches long.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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