Salvia munzii

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

Salvia munzii is a species of sage known by the common name Munz's sage (named for California botanist Philip A. Munz).[1] It is native to northern Baja California, Mexico, and it can be found in a few locations just north of the border in San Diego County, California. It is a member of the coastal sage scrub and chaparral plant communities.


Salvia munzii is a bushy shrub which may exceed 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height, its branches coated in hairs. The rough-textured leaves are up to 5 centimeters long, the undersides densely hairy.

The erect inflorescences are made up of many interrupted clusters of flowers, each cluster subtended by a pair of lance-shaped, leaflike bracts. The flower has a tubular blue corolla up to 1.5 centimeters long.

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