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Salvia dorrii var. incana (Purple sage)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Salvia dorrii var. incana

Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams var. incana (Benth.) Strachan

Purple Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Salvia carnosa, Salvia dorrii ssp. carnosa, Salvia dorrii var. carnosa

USDA Symbol: sadoi

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This taxon appears as Salvia dorrii ssp. dorrii var. incana on the USDA PLANTS Database website.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CA , ID , OR , WA

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 37 - Calscape (2019) California Native Plant Society
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-07-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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