|Scientific Name||Salvia texana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SATE3|
|Common Name||Texas Sage, Blue Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32693|
Habitat: Dry, rocky limestone soils.
Plant: Erect perennial 6 to 15 inches tall, several spreading or ascending, densely hairy stems.
Leaves: Alternate, obovate-lanceolate to oblanceolate hairy blades up to 2-3/8 inches long with entire or somewhat dentate margins.
Inflorescence: Bristly-hairy racemes of multiple purplish-blue flowers, each with a hairy, two-lipped calyx about 3/8-inch long; two-lipped corolla about 1-inch long, lower lip with three lobes, the center one much wider.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "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 Micahel Eason.
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