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Salazaria mexicana (Bladder sage)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Salazaria mexicana

Salazaria mexicana Torr.

Bladder Sage, Mexican bladdersage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: same

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

On this grayish-green shrub with spine-tipped twigs, it is usually the papery bladders scattered over the surface that attract attention.

The bladder-like calyx may be blown by the wind, thus dispersing seeds to new areas.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: S. California to s. Utah, w. Arizona, sw. Texas, and n. Mexico.
Native Habitat: In deserts, commonly in washes.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

Additional resources

USDA: Find Salazaria mexicana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salazaria mexicana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salazaria mexicana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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