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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage)

Somewhat common native perennial herb found in oak woodland and planted at restoration sites. Flowers are crimson. Blooms in spring. Leaves are aromatic.

Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage or Crimson Picture Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in spring.


Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage or Crimson Picture Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.


Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage or Crimson Picture Sage). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.