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Salvia dorrii ssp. mearnsii

Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams ssp. mearnsii (Britton) E.M. McClint.

Purple Sage, Mearn Sage, Verde Valley Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Synonym(s): Audibertia mearnsii, Salvia carnosa ssp. mearnsii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May


Native Habitat: Desertscrub, chaparral, pinyon-juniper communities, on limestone, sandstone, mudstone.

Web Reference

Webref 166 - Cultural Influence As a Factor in Determining the Distribution of a Rare Sage, Salvia dorrii subspecies mearnsii (2001) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Salvia dorrii ssp. mearnsii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salvia dorrii ssp. mearnsii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salvia dorrii ssp. mearnsii


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

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