Salvia amplexicaulis

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Salvia amplexicaulis
Lamiaceae - Salvia amplexicaulis.jpg
Flowers of Salvia amplexicaulis at the Orto Botanico di Brera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: S. amplexicaulis
Binomial name
Salvia amplexicaulis

S. villicaulis

Salvia amplexicaulis is a herbaceous perennial that is native to southeastern Europe. It is a close relative of Salvia nemorosa. Its specific epithet, amplexicaulis, refers to the "stem-clasping" stem leaves which have no stalks. Violet-blue flowers grow closely together in whorls, forming a nearly continuous spike, with plants reaching up to 90 cm (3.0 ft) tall.[1]


  1. ^ Sutton, John (2004). The Gardener's Guide to Growing Salvias. Workman Publishing Company. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-88192-671-2.