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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salvia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salvia virgata Jacq.
Habit: Perennial herb <= 100 cm. Leaf: 5--27 cm, +- glabrous to sparsely hairy adaxially, soft-hairy abaxially; blade oblong to ovate-oblong, often +- cordate; teeth irregular, acute to rounded. Inflorescence: spike, clusters generally 4--6 flowered; bracts generally <= 1 cm, ovate, acuminate. Flower: calyx 5--10 mm, tinged blue to purple, soft-wavy-hairy and glandular, upper lip minutely 3-lobed, lower lip lobes acuminate; corolla tube 7--11 mm, upper lip 2+ × > lower, arched; stamens included (exserted); style exserted. Fruit: +- 2.5 mm, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: 270--830 m. Bioregional Distribution: e KR, CaR, n SN; Distribution Outside California: native to Europe. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Often confused with Salvia pratensis L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Deborah Engle Averett
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salvia vaseyi
Next taxon: Scutellaria
Citation for this treatment: Deborah Engle Averett 2016. Salvia virgata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77028, accessed on February 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 06, 2016.