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Salvia azurea var. grandiflora

Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. var. grandiflora Benth.

Pitcher Sage, Blue Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Salvia azurea var. grandiflora

Blue Sage/Azurea Sage


Location: 1.5 km N of Loop 1604, on W fenceline of Blanco Rd.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun. Dry, rocky, limestone soil. Few, scattered.

Description: Erect perennial from 22 cm taproot. Lower stem woody, 4-angled, 3 mm dia, to 70 cm tall. Leaves opposite, dentate, lanceolate, acute to rounded apically, tapering to a 6 mm or less petiole, 2x5.5 cm. Flowers in upper axils and terminal clusters of 2-8. Bracts 3x2 cm, terete. Blue-lavender, bilabiate lips from white throat. Calyx cylinoric, enclosing the fruit.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Aug 17, 1992
Specimen number: 479

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0725
Accession Date: Apr 26, 1994
Accession Number: 53

Annotations: (In flower and fruit) SCFRB

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