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Salvia amissa

Salvia amissa Epling

Santa Catalina Mountain Sage, Santa Catalina Sage, Catalina Mountain Sage, Aravaipa Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint family)


USDA Symbol: SAAM5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Lavender to purple.


Native Habitat: Stream banks, moist meadows, full sun or light shade.

Web Reference

Webref 165 - Galiuro Sage (2021) Arizona Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-07-05
Research By: CBR

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