Taxon  Report   7311    
Salvia mellifera  Greene
Black sage
Salvia mellifera
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Salvia mellifera
© 2018 Aaron Echols
Salvia mellifera
© 2016 John Doyen
Salvia mellifera, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Salvia mellifera
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Salvia
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Salvia mellifera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).