Salvia leucantha

Mexican Sage

  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Form: Upright herbaceous perennial reaching 2-3 ft.
  • Leaves: Simple, opposite, crenate to serrate, lanceolate
  • Stem/Bark: Heavy pubescence gives stems a whitish appearance
  • Flower: Individual flowers are white or purple and project from purple or white, heavily pubescent calyces
  • Fruit: Nonshowy, schizocarp
  • Comments: This species outlived S. guaranitica and S. Vanhouttii in the IRREC teaching gardens
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