Salvia funerea M.E. Jones
Death Valley Sage, Woolly Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol: SAFU2
A compact, densely branched, ghostly white-woolly shrub with deep bluish-violet to violet, bilaterally symmetrical flowers.
This plantís conspicuous white wool probably serves to reflect heat and reduce the effect of the strong drying winds that sweep through the hot canyons much of the year. It is protected by law and should not be picked.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , NV
Native Distribution: Mountains around Death Valley, California, and adjacent regions of Nevada.
Native Habitat: Hot rocky washes and canyon walls.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Salvia funerea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salvia funerea in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff