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Salvia coccinea

Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger

 

Tropical Sage

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusSalviaFrom the Latin salveo, “I am well,” referring to the medicinal properties of some members of this genus
SpeciescoccineaScarlet or bright, deep pink

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Salvia coccinea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Jul 2017.

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Salvia coccinea (Tropical Sage)

4/12/2015 · Biscayne National Park, Florida City, FL
≈ 4 × 3" (10 × 8 cm)

Salvia coccinea (Tropical Sage)

4/12/2015 · Biscayne National Park, Florida City, FL
≈ 4½ × 4" (12 × 10 cm)

Salvia coccinea (Tropical Sage)

4/12/2015 · Biscayne National Park, Florida City, FL
≈ 6 × 4½" (15 × 11 cm)

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