Salvia nilotica

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

Salvia nilotica is a perennial shrub growing in the eastern African highlands from Ethiopia to Zimbabwe, between 900 and 3600 m elevation. It has many creeping rhizomes and stems about 60–90 cm tall. The small flowers, in whorls of 6-8, range from purple to rose to white.[1]


  1. ^ Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.