[The Mint Family East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Wild Sage East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Salvia

Purple sage: Salvia dorii

Purple sage: Salvia dorii

African Sage, Mediterranean Sage: Salvia aethiopis (Synonym: Salvia aethiopsis) - Flowers light yellow or whitish. Taprooted biennial. Leaves with toothed or shallowly lobed and toothed margins, measuring from 6-25 cm long.

Gray-ball Sage, Purple Sage: Salvia dorii var. dorrii (Synonyms: Salvia dorrii ssp. dorrii, Salvia dorrii var. gracilior) - Flowers blue-to purple. Much-branched shrubs, usually wider than tall. Leaves entire, less than 5 cm long.

Fleshy Sage, Purple Sage: Salvia dorrii var. incana (Synonyms: Salvia dorrii ssp. carnosa, Salvia dorrii var. carnosa) -

Balkan Sage: Salvia nemorosa - A weed in Stevens County, WA

Cleareye, Europe Sage: Salvia sclarea - At least 1 sample from northeastern Oregon plus it is a weed in Stevens County, WA.

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