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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salvia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salvia mellifera Greene
Habit: Shrub, erect (prostrate), 1--2 m; hairs simple, some glandular. Leaf: 2.5--7 cm; blade oblong-elliptic to obovate, puckered, adaxially +- glabrous, abaxially hairy. Inflorescence: clusters 1.6--4 cm wide; bracts generally = calyx, oblong-elliptic to widely ovate, acute to spine-tipped. Flower: calyx 6--8 mm, hairs wavy, upper lip minutely 3-lobed; corolla tube 5.5--9 mm, white to pale blue or lavender (pale rose), upper lip 2-lobed; stamens, style +- exserted. Fruit: 2--3 mm, generally brown. Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: Coastal-sage scrub, lower chaparral; Elevation: < 1350 m. Bioregional Distribution: CW, SW; Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Deborah Engle Averett
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salvia leucophylla
Next taxon: Salvia mohavensis
Citation for this treatment: Deborah Engle Averett 2017. Salvia mellifera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=43071, accessed on March 30, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 30, 2017.