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Salvia arizonica A. Gray
Desert Indigo Sage, Arizona Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol: SAAR8
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Arizona Sage is a 1-2 ft. perennial with shiny, dark-green leaves and clusters of tubular, indigo blue flowers.
This salvia is browsed by deer at high elevations.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , TX
Native Distribution: W. TX to s. AZ
Native Habitat: Rocky canyons; open forests
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Browsed by deer at high elevations.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: No
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1220 Collected 2008-07-17 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Salvia arizonica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salvia arizonica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salvia arizonica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-07
Research By: TWC Staff