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Salvia officinalis L.
Common Name: GARDEN SAGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Salvia officinalis R. W. Smith

A subshrubby perennial native of the Mediterranean region, long persistent at garden sites but rarely escaped. First collected in 1905 in Livingston Co. Well known as a condiment and aromatic herb.

The leaves in this species are very regularly and finely crenulate-toothed, while in S. pratensis they tend to be more coarsely, irregularly toothed.


Emmet County
Livingston County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. February 1, 2023.