Salvia nipponica

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Salvia nipponica
Salvia nipponica var. formosana 黃花鼠尾草 (天問).jpg
Salvia nipponica var. formosana (Hayata) Kudo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: S. nipponica
Binomial name
Salvia nipponica

Salvia nipponica is a perennial plant that is native to Japan and Taiwan. Stems grow from 20 to 50 cm (7.9 to 19.7 in), with triangular-ovate to triangular-hastate leaves that are typically 2 to 7 cm (0.79 to 2.76 in) by 1.3 to 6 cm (0.51 to 2.36 in). The 2.2 to 2.4 cm (0.87 to 0.94 in) flowers have many hairs, with a yellow corolla that has a red spot.[1]


  1. ^ "Lamiaceae" (PDF). Flora of China. Harvard University. 17: 210. 1994.