fragrant sage Lamiaceae Salvia clevelandii (A. Gray) Greene Listen to the Latin symbol: SACL Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, simple, evergreen, narrowly elliptical to lanceolate in shape, to 3 inches in length; woolly-tomentose and gray-green above and below; aromatic.
Flower: Species is monoecious; bright purple-blue, in whorls borne on a 12 inch spike; individual flowers to 1/2 inch with long pistils and stamens extending beyond the pea-like coralla; very aromatic; appearing mid-summer.
Fruit: Small shiny nutlets borne in husks.
Twig: Red-brown to gray-brown and pale-tomentose.
Bark: Red-brown.
Form: A rounded straggling shrub to four feet tall with arching branches that root where they touch the ground.

Looks like: white sage - purple sage - black sage - rockrose
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Additional Range Information:
Salvia clevelandii is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting fragrant sage.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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