Salvia apiana

White sage

  • Height:   3 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   lavender white
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   fast growing
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   93,900
  • 3466
  • 3467

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Salvia apiana

Common Name:White sage

Salvia apiana, a angiosperm, is a shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:extends only slightly beyond CA borders
Plant Community(s):Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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