Photo of Sage (Salvia dumetorum): Not Salvia whitehousei

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Aug 10, 2014 7:00 PM CST
Hi,
Nice plant and beautiful photography, but it appears the plant was mislabelled. Salvia whitehousei, a Texas native, is quite different in appearance:
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+000...
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=8458

Your plant looks like Salvia pratensis as a guess, though may well be some other species.

Lori
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Aug 10, 2014 8:16 PM CST
Oh wow--so it is!!!
so,
The plant came as Salvia dolichantha, a China native, which, when I typed that in led me to Salvia whitehousei via the synonym as listed. Seeing the other picture in the database under Salvia whitehousei sure didn't help anything either because it looks eerily similar to mine and nothing like Salvia whitehousei either Blinking

Thanks Lori
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Aug 10, 2014 9:38 PM CST
Well, I would have to differ in regard to the other entry resembling your plant... I suspect that one is the genuine Salvia dolichantha, the Chinese species. The flowers on yours seem to have a very different character from it... ?
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Aug 10, 2014 10:22 PM CST
oh *Blush* and swearing and completely mortified
that is because I submitted the wrong one
Thumb of 2014-08-11/dirtdorphins/61cbae

You see it does resemble my plant, just not the (better) picture I put in of a different plant, under the twice wrong name. And this would really be funny if it weren't so humiliating
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Aug 10, 2014 10:30 PM CST
Oh, I see! No problem... yes, it DOES resemble THIS photo, just not the first one! Smiling
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Aug 10, 2014 10:42 PM CST
The first one is Saliva stepposa.
I requested that it be removed. Somewhere I do have a better picture of the nameless Chinese sage, but I'm not taking anymore chances to click the wrong thumbnail tonight. I'll just wait until there is a place to submit it if there ever is one.

Keen eye Lori, thanks much!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Aug 10, 2014 11:14 PM CST

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I moved it for you DD rather than delete it! Thumbs up
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Aug 10, 2014 11:17 PM CST
Okay,
Thanks Sue! Sorry for the mess-up
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Calif_Sue
Aug 11, 2014 8:08 AM CST

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Not a problem at all, glad it got to it's correct entry. Thumbs up
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