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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Salvia lycioides Gray
USDA Symbol: SALY
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The canyon sage grows 2 feet high or more. Leaves are smooth, 1/2 to 1 1/5 inches long, margins entire to finely toothed. Corollas are blue to indigo blue, 2-lipped, and opposite on the stem.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Flowers in 4 inch spikes Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
NM , TX Native Habitat:
Hillsides, Slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden, Shortgrass meadow Conspicuous Flowers:
Hummingbirds Deer Resistant:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff