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Salvia pachyphylla (Blue sage)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Salvia pachyphylla

Salvia pachyphylla Epling ex Munz

Blue Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


USDA Symbol: sapa5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Bluish violet to rose.



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
United States Botanic Garden - Washington, DC

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 pachyphylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salvia pachyphylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salvia pachyphylla


Record Modified: 2022-12-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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