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Salvia lycioides (Canyon sage)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Salvia lycioides

Canyon sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

USDA Symbol: saly

USDA Native Status:

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower: Flowers in 4 inch spikes
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: NM , TX
Native Habitat: Hillsides, Slopes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam Clay Calcareous

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Perennial garden, Shortgrass meadow
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant: High

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Salvia lycioides in USDA Plants
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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