Salvia lyrata
Lyre-leaf sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Form: Upright, herbaceous perennial reaching 1 to 2 feet

Leaves: Basal, pubescent, distinctive lobing with wavy margins, often tinged with dark purple


Flower: Bilabiate, purplish blue flowers occuring on spikes

Fruit: Nonshowy, schizocarp

Comments: One of 8 Salvia species native to Florida, S. lyrata is easily distinguished by its basal, colorful leaves