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Mealy Blue Sage

Salvia farinacea


This 2-3 ft. upright or sprawling perennial, usually forms a mound as wide as the plant is tall. Mealy sage is named for the mealy-white (sometimes purple) appearance of the sepals, which are covered with felted hairs. The blue flowers are 5-lobed and 2-lipped, 2/3–3/4 inch long, with 2 stamens and 1 pistil. They have the usual sage fragrance. The long, narrow leaves grow in clusters, out of which grow the flower stems. The leaves may or may not have teeth. Dark-blue to white, tubular flowers are densely congested in whorls along the upper stems, creating a 3-9 in. spike. Gray-green, lance-shaped leaves are numerous, especially in the lower portion of the plant.


Grassy meadow near Salado, Tx.

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joanbstanley 9 years ago

Yes it is, and they have been very nice this year.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Always nice to see the spring wildflowers!

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Belton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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