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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Salvia mellifera (Black Sage)

Relatively common native perennial shrub found in scattered locations, particularly in coastal sage scrub plant community and at restoration sites. Flowers are pale-blue or whitish. Blooms in spring. Leaves are aromatic.

Salvia mellifera (Black Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in spring.


Salvia mellifera (Black Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in spring.


Salvia mellifera (Black Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.


Salvia mellifera (Black Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.