Salvia lemmonii

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

Salvia microphylla Benth. var. wislizeni A. Gray

Salvia lemmonii (Lemmon's sage) is an aromatic species of sage that is native to the United States and Mexico.[1][2] It grows to a height of between 30 to 90 cm (12 to 35 in) and has ovate leaves which are between 2.5 to 5 cm (0.98 to 1.97 in) long.[2]

The long, tubular flowers are deep pink to crimson with a projecting upper lip and a wide, down-turned lower lip. These appear in clusters on the ends of stems between July and October (mid summer to mid spring) in their native range.[2]

This species occurs in dry woodland in Northwestern Mexico, southern Arizona and New Mexico and is usually found in canyons or on rocky slopes.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Salvia lemmonii". PLANTS database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d Spellenberg, R. (1979). Field Guide to North American Wildflowers - Western Region. National Audubon Society. ISBN 0-375-40233-0.