Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood sage Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol:SACO5 USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Location: 6 m S of the new Iron Bridge & 6 m W of walking path--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Recumbent (from recent, rapidly flowing flood) in heavy shade of grassy area on damp, frequently flooded, stream bank.. Alkaline, alluvial soil.
Description: Erect perennial, 1.2 m tall. Stem angled, striate. Leaves opposite, deltoid, to about 4x7 cm, petioled (about 3.5 cm), toothed. Raceme of distant clusters of scarlet bilabiate tubes, soon falling. Calyces persistent.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Aug 3, 1987
Specimen number: 290