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Lyre-leaf sage

Salvia lyrata

Description:

Basal rosette of leaves up to 8" long; leaves have irregular margins, typically pinnately lobed or cut; centervein sometimes dark wine-purple; hairy stem up to 2' grows from rosette, with uneven whorls of two-lipped lavendar to blue flowers; flowers heaviest April to June

Habitat:

Full sun or light to medium shade; found on roadsides, fields, and open woodlands

Notes:

Along driveway; Native Americans used the root as a salve for sores, and used the whole plant as a tea for colds and coughs

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drP
drP 7 years ago
Lyre-leaf sage
Salvia lyrata Salvia lyrata


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jenne.stiller
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jenne.stiller

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2014
Submitted on May 14, 2014

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