One of my neighbors found a patch of interesting plants in our former lake (now dry) bed, some of which he dug up, potted and added to his backyard container garden. He asked me to identify them. At about the same time a friend gave me a Salvia 'Volcano' plant which I determined is a form of S. lyrata. When my neighbor's and my plants started to bloom this week, I realized that they were the same except for their leaf color. Ironically, I had also just planted some seed of S. lyrata that I had got from Brent. Since this is a Salvia that is native to the our area (North Carolina), I started wondering whether it could be crossed with any other Salvias and / or if any work had been done to improve it. The dark coloration of the veins of the leaves suggest that it has the potential of being developed for its foliage like Tiarellas, for example.