Salvia algeriensis Desf.
Flora Atlantica sive Historia Plantarum, quae in Atlante... 1:23, t. 3. 1798
Salvia algeriensis is an annual salvia native to northeast Morocco and northwest Algeria, found at up to 600 m elevation. It grows nearly 1 m in height, with bright green ovate leaves about 8 cm long and wide. Each plant produces 3-4 inflorescences up to 15 cm long, with light violet flowers that have violet specks on the lower lip. The plant has a light scent when crushed, similar to thyme.
1. ^ Clebsch, Betsy; Carol D. Barner (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 33. ISBN 9780881925609. http://books.google.com/books?id=NM0iwB8GrQYC&pg=PA33.
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