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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Salvia leucophylla (purple sage)

Common native perennial shrub found in many locations, particularly in coastal sage scrub plant community and at restoration sites. Flowers are rose-pink. Blooms in spring. Leaves are aromatic.

Salvia leucophylla (Purple Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.


Salvia leucophylla (Purple Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in spring.


Salvia leucophylla (Purple Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in late winter.