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Clary Sage - Salvia sclarea

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
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 et al. 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 et al. 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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Habitat

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).

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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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