Salvia disjuncta

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Salvia disjuncta
Salvia disjuncta, the Southern Mexican Sage. (12575916725).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: S. disjuncta
Binomial name
Salvia disjuncta
Fernald

Salvia disjuncta, the southern Mexican sage,[1] is a herbaceous perennial shrub native to the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, with its range extending into Guatemala. It is found between 7,500-11,000 ft elevation in warm moist mountain habitat. It was collected by botanists from Strybing Arboretum in the 1980s and became available to nurseries in the 1990s.

There are two forms of the plant: one with pale tan or green stems and mid-green leaves, and the other with raisin-colored stems and mature leaves that are purple-green. Both reach 3-4 ft high and wide, with thin stems covered with fine hairs that stand out when moist with dew. The 1 in signal-red flowers grow in widely spaced whorls with deltoid shaped leaves. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salvia disjuncta". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.