Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Salvia coccinea Etl.
LAMIACEAE
Texas sage, red salvia, scarlet salvia, South American sage, Texas salvia, crimson sage, blood sage, tropical sage
Disturbed areas, Potential minor problem species
Origin: Tropical America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Perennial subligneous herb to 1.5 m high, the branchlets shaggy-hirsute to hispid, usually eglandular; leaves petiolate, the petioles slender, 0.5-2 (-6) cm long, the blades ovate-deltoid, 2.5-4 (-6) x 1.5-3 (-5) cm, truncate to cordate and then abruptly attenuate at base, acute to obtuse at apex, shallowly crenate to serrate at margin, glabrous to scaberulous above, more densely pubescent and often glandular-pubescent beneath especially on nerves; verticils 2-10 (-14)-flowered, arranged in terminal racemes, the bracts ovate-lanceolate, to 1 cm long, often long-ciliate on margin, deciduous; pedicels slender, to 8 mm long; calyx dull purple and green, tubular, erect or deflexed from end of pedicel, 7-8 mm long at anthesis, to 10 mm long in fruit, striate, pubescent, the upper lip entire, obtuse, the lower lip 2-toothed, the teeth triangular to ovate, acute; corolla red, 20-25 (-30) mm long, pubescent, without, the tube straight, exserted, the upper lip short, erect, the lower lip 3-lobed, longer than upper lip, stamens inserted in corolla throat, the filaments pink, to 4 mm long, the connectives many times longer; nutlets narrowly ovoid, about 3 mm long, brown, smooth.
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NRCS Plants Database

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William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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Bob Forrester, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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Bob Forrester, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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