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
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
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Jepson eFlora

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