The Main Plant entry for Salvias (Salvia)

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Blue Salvia With Dewdrops 005

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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-08-28Blue Salvia With Dewdrops 005
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-09-16
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-04-27
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Date: 2015-09-01
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-01-04Top: S. Amistad Middle: S. Love and Wishes Bottom: S. Wendy's Wis
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 7-21-2015Busy bee #Pollination
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2009-09-19
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-08-16Plato and I discovered this on our walk today.
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-07-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-19Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
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Date: 2015-09-01
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2010-05-01
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2010-06-06
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-07-16
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-05-08
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-03-09
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2010-06-03
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2010-04-13
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2010-03-23
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Location: My Property Sunset  Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2009-11-23
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-12-30
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Location: I 45 rest area, TexasDate: 2014-05-20
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, TxDate: 2014-05-19
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Date: 2015-09-01
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-06-26
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-07-03
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Location: Phoenix Date: 2017-03-15
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-27Purple Salvia 002
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-08-31Salvia
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-19
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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: Denver, ColoradoDate: JuneThese tiny purple flowers will attract bees all day long.
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Location: Denver, ColoradoDate: JuneAdds visual interest as blooms open at different times, and keeps
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, TxDate: 2014-05-19
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, TxDate: 2014-05-19
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 2011-07-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-08-29
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Location: John Deere's home gardens Moline, Il. (Quad Cities)Date: 2008-07-05
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 12:35 AM

"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
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Beautiful! by wcgypsy Jun 25, 2013 6:31 AM 1
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