Calflora
Taxon  Report   7298    
Salvia apiana  Jeps.
White sage
Salvia apiana
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Salvia apiana
© 2011 Wynn Anderson
Salvia apiana
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Salvia apiana, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Salvia apiana
© 2018 Rachelle Gray
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Audibertia polystachya
ICPN: Salvia apiana var. apiana
More information about  Salvia apiana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SAAP2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Epic Gardening: Growing Guide for White Sage:  "It has an intense scent when crushed or rubbed, making it a wonderful herb for smudge sticks, burning, and essential oils."


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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