Texas wildflower

kelkolkat(8)March 30, 2013

Does anyone have any idea what this is? South Texas, San Antonio area. I thought it was a sage but the leaves aren't quiet the same as my scarlet sage or pineapple?

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esh_ga

Sure looks like a Salvia (the scientific term for sage). You might look at the species found to occur in Texas.

Here is a link that might be useful: Salvia page on USDA

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 8:50PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Pretty sure it's cedar sage.....looks like it may even been growing under juniper/"cedar".

Here is a link that might be useful: salvia roemeriana

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 9:34PM
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kelkolkat(8)

Thanks so much. Looked it up and that's what it is. Does it only grow in certain places?

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 9:59PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Common name is from its affinity for the shade of "cedar" trees. It's a good shade/understory plant. Ours is growing under a dwarf peach. The following NPSOT article provides more background.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cedar sage article by NPSOT

This post was edited by bostedo on Sun, Mar 31, 13 at 0:35

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 12:24AM
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