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Wood Sage - Salvia nemorosa
Other Names:  Woodland Sage, Balkan Clary, Woodland Sage

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, 50–80 cm, simple or branched above. Herbage puberulent to hirsute, aromatic. Leaves petiolate, sessile upward; blades lanceolate to ovate, truncate, 4–10 cm long, serrate. Inflorescence of congested, purple-bracted verticillasters. Flowers: calyx glandular-hirsute, 5–8 mm long, bilabiate, lower lip with 3 apiculate lobes; corolla blue to purple, 9–12 mm long, glandular, puberulent, lower lip small, the middle lobe largest; stamens included in upper lip (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Introduced horticulturally and occasionally escaped; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 35

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Wood Sage — Salvia nemorosa.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from