The Main Plant entry for Salvias (Salvia)

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Common names
  • Salvia
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias

Date: 2019-06-03

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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
Date: 2013-10-05

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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 12:35 AM concerning plant:
    "Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, with approximately 700–900 species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals. It is one of several genera commonly referred to as sage.

    Salvia species include annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, along with woody subshrubs. The stems are typically angled like other members in Lamiaceae. The leaves are typically entire, but sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, dissimilar to the basal leaves—in some species the bracts are ornamental and showy.

    The flowers are produced in racemes, or panicles, and generally produce a showy display with flower colors ranging from blue to red, with white and yellow less common. The calyx is normally tubular or bell shaped, without bearded throats, and divided into two parts or lips, the upper lip entire or three-toothed, the lower two-cleft. The corollas are often claw shaped and are two-lipped. The upper lip is usually entire or three-toothed. The lower lip typically has two lobes. The stamens are reduced to two short structures with anthers two-celled, the upper cell fertile, and the lower imperfect. The flower styles are two-cleft. The fruits are smooth ovoid or oblong nutlets and in many species they have a mucilaginous coating.

    Many salvias have trichomes (hairs) growing on the leaves, stems, and flowers, which help to reduce water loss in some species. Sometimes the hairs are glandular and secrete volatile oils that typically give a distinct aroma to the plant. When the hairs are rubbed or brushed, some of the oil-bearing cells are ruptured, releasing the oil. This often results in the plant being unattractive to grazing animals and some insects."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Beautiful! by wcgypsy Jun 25, 2013 6:31 AM 1
Misidentified? by zuzu Sep 3, 2013 6:36 PM 4
Misidentified? by Danita Mar 4, 2015 3:13 PM 3
Wrong appellation? by HamiltonSquare Apr 19, 2015 11:06 AM 6
Wrong ID by Danita Oct 16, 2020 12:31 AM 2
Photo in Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) by Peggy8b Aug 6, 2021 2:55 PM 1
Not Salvia mexicana 'Lollie Jackson' by Danita Nov 7, 2021 11:43 AM 2

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