Digital Herbaria

Salvia coccinea

Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger

Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

USDA Symbol: SACO5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
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Specimen & Label Data

Salvia coccinea

Tropical Sage


Location: 6 m S of the new Iron Bridge & 6 m W of walking path--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Recumbent (from recent, rapidly flowing flood) in heavy shade of grassy area on damp, frequently flooded, stream bank.. Alkaline, alluvial soil.

Description: Erect perennial, 1.2 m tall. Stem angled, striate. Leaves opposite, deltoid, to about 4x7 cm, petioled (about 3.5 cm), toothed. Raceme of distant clusters of scarlet bilabiate tubes, soon falling. Calyces persistent.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Aug 3, 1987
Specimen number: 290

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0538
Accession Date: Aug 24, 1993
Accession Number: 40

Annotations: SCFXB

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