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Wild Florida Photo - Salvia coccinea - Tropical Sage

Salvia coccinea

Tropical Sage
Blood Sage
Scarlet Sage

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL (landscape) 09/04/06
Volusia Co. FL (landscape) 09/04/06
Marion Co. FL 11/07/04
Marion Co. FL 11/07/04
Marion Co. FL 11/07/04
Marion Co. FL 11/07/04

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This is the only species of Salvia occurring in Florida that has red flowers. Found in hammocks and disturbed sites thoughout Florida, where it can bloom all year. It is also found in the southeastern coastal states from Texas to South Carolina, plus Ohio, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the VIrgin Islands.

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Salvia coccinea is a member of the Lamiaceae - Mint family.


Other species of the Salvia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Salvia lyrata - LYRELEAF SAGE
  Salvia misella - SOUTHERN RIVER SAGE
  Salvia occidentalis - WEST INDIAN SAGE


Date record last modified: May 23, 2021


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