Taxon  Report   7298 
Salvia apiana  Jepson
White sage
Salvia apiana
© 2011 Wynn Anderson
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Salvia apiana
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Salvia apiana
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Salvia apiana, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Salvia apiana
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Genus: Salvia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Salvia apiana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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."

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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Mar 21, 2018).

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