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Salvia mellifera

Salvia mellifera Greene

 

Black 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
Speciesmellifera“Honey-bearing”

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Salvia mellifera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Salvia mellifera (Black Sage)

2/26/2010 · Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla, CA
≈ 13 × 8" (32 × 21 cm)

Salvia mellifera (Black Sage)

2/26/2010 · Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla, CA
≈ 16 × 11" (40 × 26 cm)

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