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Salvia reptans (Slenderleaf sage)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Salvia reptans

Salvia reptans Jacq.

Slenderleaf Sage, West Texas Grass Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Salvia leptophylla

USDA Symbol: SARE5

USDA Native Status:


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-07
Research By: CBR

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