Salvia virgata

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Salvia virgata
Lamiaceae - Salvia virgata.jpg
Flower of Salvia virgata at the Orto Botanico di Brera
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
S. virgata
Binomial name
Salvia virgata

Salvia virgata (wand sage, southern meadow sage) is a perennial plant that is native to Asia and southeastern Europe. It is considered a noxious weed in many parts of the world.[1]

S. virgata is sometimes included within Salvia pratensis. Flowers grow in whorls of 4-6 with a blue-violet corolla (rarely white) that is 1 to 2 centimetres (0.39 to 0.79 in) long. The ovate to oblong leaves are dull green on the top surface, with the underside covered with glands and thick hairs.[2]


  1. ^ "Salvia virgata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  2. ^ DiTomaso, Joseph M.; Healy, Evelyn A. (2007). WEEDS OF CALIFORNIA AND OTHER WESTERN STATES, Volume 1. ANR Publications. pp. 885–889. ISBN 9781879906693.

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