Salvia eremostachya

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Salvia eremostachya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: S. eremostachya
Binomial name
Salvia eremostachya

Salvia eremostachya, the rose sage,[1] sand sage, or desert sage, is a perennial shrub native to the western edge of the Colorado Desert. It reaches 2 to 3 ft (0.61 to 0.91 m) high, with purplish green bracts on .75 in (1.9 cm) flowers that range from blue to rose to nearly white. The flowers grow in whorled clusters, blooming from April to November.[2]

The specific epithet, "eremostachya" (Greek for "desert stachys"), refers to the plants likeness to those of the genus Stachys.[3]


  1. ^ "Salvia eremostachya". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  2. ^ McMinn, Howard (1951). An illustrated manual of California shrubs. University of California Press. p. 473. ISBN 978-0-520-00847-2. 
  3. ^ Jaeger, Edmund C. (1940). Desert Wild Flowers. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-0365-9. 

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