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Salvia funerea

Salvia funerea M.E. Jones

Death Valley Sage, Woolly Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


USDA Symbol: SAFU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Distribution: Mountains around Death Valley, California, and adjacent regions of Nevada.
Native Habitat: Hot rocky washes and canyon walls.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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