Salvia multicaulis

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Salvia multicaulis
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Salvia multicaulis growing in its natural habitat in Tannourine cedar reserve, Lebanon
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
S. multicaulis
Binomial name
Salvia multicaulis

S. acetabulosa

Salvia multicaulis is a low-growing perennial shrub native to Turkey and bordering countries. Plants grow into mats up to 90 cm (3.0 ft) wide, with erect woody stems. The plant reaches 15 cm (5.9 in) tall, though the flowering stems reach 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in). The oval leaves are grey-green, 3 cm (1.2 in) long by 2 cm (0.79 in) wide, with a rugose upper surface and whitish hairy underside.

Small violet flowers grow in whorls of 4–10 with conspicuous reddish-brown bracts.[1]


  1. ^ Sutton, John (2004). The Gardener's Guide to Growing Salvias. Workman Publishing Company. p. 116. ISBN 978-0-88192-671-2.