Salvia carduacea

Thistle sage

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   lavender
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • 3468
  • 3469

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Salvia carduacea

Common Name:Thistle sage

Salvia carduacea, a angiosperm, is a annual herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:extends only slightly beyond CA borders
Plant Community(s):Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kings, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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