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Plant Details

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf Sage, Lyre-leaf Sage

Scientific Name:

Salvia lyrata

Genus:

Salvia

Species Epithet:

lyrata

Common Name:

Lyreleaf Sage, Lyre-leaf Sage

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

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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