Salvia leucophylla

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Asterids Lamiales Lamiaceae Salvia

Purple sage. Frequently used in xeriscaping, rare on the trails in the front country, common around Arroyo Burro in the back country, it looks very like S. mellifera (black sage) except that purple sage has grey leaves and larger and lighter flowers while black sage has green leaves and smaller flowers.

First observed blooming in February. Still blooming in July.

Hybridizes with S. apiana (white sage) and S. mellifera (black sage)

Salvia leucophylla flowerspike


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