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Clary Sage - Salvia sclarea

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Taprooted biennial. Stems erect, 50–100 cm, usually branched. Herbage glandular-hirsute. Leaves long-petiolate; blades ovate, truncate, 7–20 cm long, reduced above. Inflorescence of well-separated verticillasters subtended by sessile, entire, aristate bracts. Flowers: calyx glandular, ca. 1 cm long, lobes aristate; corolla 20–25 mm long, blue and yellow, upper lip erect, middle lobe of lower lip much broader than the lateral lobes; stamens exserted from the upper lip (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Ravalli County; introduced as an ornamental and occasionally escaped in eastern and western U.S. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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