Salvia clevelandii

Salvia clevelandii (Photo: *)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Genus: Salvia
Species: Salvia clevelandii

Name

Salvia clevelandii (A.Gray) Greene

Reference

Pittonia; a Series of Papers Relating to Botany and Botanists. Berkeley, CA 2:236. 1892

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Salvia clevelandii is a species of sage native to the coast of southern California and northern Baja California. Its common names include Blue sage, Fragrant sage, and Cleveland sage. This is a small, hairy, dull-green shrub native to the chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities of the region. It has wrinkly leather-textured leaves with tiny ridged teeth along the edges and it bears plentiful rounded inflorescences of tubular lavender to dark purple flowers with long stamens. The fruit is a spotted nutlet. Salvia clevelandii is one of the parents of the hybrid Salvia 'Celestial Blue'.

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