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Taxon: Salvia azurea Lam.

Genus: Salvia
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Mentheae
Nomen number: 317752
Place of publication: J. Hist. Nat. 1:409. 1792
Comment: authorship verified by W. Greuter, pers. comm. (via e-mail on 24 Sep 2014)
Name verified on: 17-Nov-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Sep-2014
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • azure sage   (Source: F NC Tex ) – English   [Salvia azurea var. grandiflora]
  • azure-blue sage   (Source: F Florida ) – English
  • blue sage   (Source: F Missouri ) – English   [Salvia azurea var. grandiflora]
  • blue sage   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • blue sage   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English   [Salvia azurea var. azurea]
  • pitcher sage   (Source: NRCS Cons Pl Mat ) – English   [Salvia azurea var. grandiflora]
  • sauge azurée   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French   [Salvia azurea var. grandiflora]
  • blauer Salbei   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Salvia azurea var. azurea]
  • azursalvia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • naturalized elsewhere


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Browne, E. T. & R. Athey. 1992. Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist.
  • Chester, E. W. et al. 1993–1997. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants.
  • Duncan, W. H. & J. T. Kartesz. 1981. Vascular flora of Georgia: an annotated checklist.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. 1975. Guide to the vascular flora of Illinois.
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Smith, E. B. 1978. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas.
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1982. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.


Check other web resources for Salvia azurea Lam.:

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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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