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

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2020).