Taxon  Report   7298    
Salvia apiana  Jeps.
White sage
Salvia apiana, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Bloom Period
Genus: Salvia
Subspecies and Varieties:
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 availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 12, 2019).