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Plant Details

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf Sage, Lyre-leaf Sage

Scientific Name:

Salvia lyrata

Common Name:

Lyreleaf Sage, Lyre-leaf Sage

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Violet

Size in Feet:

1.5 feet

Light:

Sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April, May

Bloom Area:

State-wide

Habitat Description:

Hammocks, lawns, roadsides, woodlands, floodplains, calcareous barrens. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, bees.

Blooming Plants

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Basal Rosette

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Flower Stalk

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Blossom

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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