Calflora
Taxon  Report   7302    
Salvia columbariae  Benth.
Chia sage
Salvia columbariae
© 2006 James M. Andre
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Salvia columbariae
© 2006 Larry Blakely
Salvia columbariae
© 2006 Larry Blakely
Salvia columbariae, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Salvia columbariae
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Family: LAMIACEAE  
Genus: Salvia
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Salvia columbariae var. ziegleri
ICPN: Salvia columbariae var. columbariae
More information about  Salvia columbariae
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 (SACO6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).