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As a comment about Sticky Sage (Salvia glutinosa), Marilyn wrote:

"Salvia glutinosa (Glutinous Sage, Sticky Sage, Jupiter's Sage, Jupiter's distaff) is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family.

All parts of the plant are covered with sticky glandular hairs, especially the lime-green calyces and the flowers, resulting in the name "glutinosa". These sticky hairs probably have a protective function against predators. Salvia glutinosa is the main host plant of the plant bug Macrotylus quadrilineatus, that feeds on the juices of the plant and on small insects entrapped on this sticky sage.

Flowers grow in whorls of two to six, with pale yellow flowers speckled with maroon. The flowers are supported by tiny persistent bracts and have a length of 1.2 to 2.0 inches, which is quite big for a sage. The flowers have two stamens and a bell-shaped calyx. The flowering period extends from June to September.

All parts of the plant are covered with sticky glandular hairs, especially the lime-green calyces and the flowers, resulting in the name "glutinosa". These sticky hairs probably have a protective function against predators. Salvia glutinosa is the main host plant of the plant bug Macrotylus quadrilineatus, that feeds on the juices of the plant and on small insects entrapped on this sticky sage.

Flowers grow in whorls of two to six, with pale yellow flowers speckled with maroon. The flowers are supported by tiny persistent bracts and have a length of 1.2 to 2.0 inches, which is quite big for a sage. The flowers have two stamens and a bell-shaped calyx. The flowering period extends from June to September."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Dec 20, 2013 8:35 PM CST
NB. The Wikipedia entry is wrong about the plant height - Salvia glutinosa is over 5 feet tall even in zone 3.

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