Wild Florida Photo - Salvia lyrata - Lyreleaf Sage

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf Sage

Florida native

Volusia Co 03/26/03
Volusia Co 03/26/03
Volusia Co 03/26/03

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The common and specific names of this plant come from the often lyre shaped basal leaves, which can be either green or green mixed with purple. In Florida, LYRELEAF SAGE can bloom all year but is most noticable in early spring along roadsides. In addition to ruderal sites, S. lyrata can also be found in wooden areas and thickets.


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

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

Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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