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Clary Sage - Salvia sclarea

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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Clary Sage — Salvia sclarea.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from