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Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’

 

Garden Sage

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
Speciesnemorosa“Growing in groves or woods”
Cultivar‘May Night’

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Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Feb 2012.

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Salvia nemorosa (Garden Sage)

7/17/2010 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Salvia nemorosa (Garden Sage)

7/17/2010 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 4½ × 7" (11 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain