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Salvia lemmonii (Lemmon's sage)
Anderson, Wynn

Salvia lemmonii

Salvia lemmonii A. Gray

Lemmon's Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Salvia microphylla var. wislizeni

USDA Symbol: SALE5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

An aromatic, leafy, branched plant, somewhat woody near base, with upward-angled, bilaterally symmetrical, deep pink to crimson flowers in raceme-like clusters at stem ends.

This handsome plant has the long, tubular, reddish flowers typical of many plants visited by hummingbirds.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Distribution: Southern Arizona and northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: In dry woods on rocky slopes and in canyons.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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