Salvia aethiopis

Salvia aethiopis (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Genus: Salvia
Species: Salvia aethiopis

Name

Salvia aethiopis L.

Reference

Species Plantarum 1:27. 1753

Salvia aethiopis is a species of perennial plant known by the common name Mediterranean sage. It is best known as a noxious weed, particularly in the western United States. It is native to Eurasia and was probably introduced to North America as a contaminant of alfalfa seed. It is a weed of rangelands and pastures. It is unpalatable to livestock, it disrupts native floral communities, and it becomes a physical nuisance due to its habit of becoming an abundant tumbleweed. The weevil Phrydiuchus tau is used as an agent of biological pest control on this plant.

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