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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
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 69

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Habitat
Predicted Suitable Habitat Model

This species has a Predicted Suitable Habitat Model available.

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Ecology
POLLINATORS
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus bifarius, Bombus melanopygus, Bombus mixtus, Bombus nevadensis, Bombus occidentalis, Bombus pensylvanicus, and Bombus impatiens (Thorp et al. 1983, Williams et al. 2014, Tripoldi and Szalanski 2015).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Thorp, R.W., D.S. Horning, and L.L. Dunning. 1983. Bumble bees and cuckoo bumble bees of California (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 23:1-79.
    • Tripoldi, A.D. and A.L. Szalanski. 2015. The bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus) of Arkansas, fifty years later. Journal of Melittology 50: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17161/jom.v0i50.4834
    • Williams, P., R. Thorp, L. Richardson, and S. Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 208 p.
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