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Salvia sagittata (Scott Zona) 001

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Subtribus: Salviinae
Genus: Salvia
Subgenus: S. subg. Calosphace
Sectio: S. sect. Hastatae
Species: Salvia sagittata
Name

Salvia sagittata Ruiz & Pav.
References
Flora Peruviana, et Chilensis 1:23, t. 35. 1798

Salvia sagittata is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to the Andes Mountains, growing at elevations from 9,500 to 10,500 ft (2,900 to 3,200 m). The specific epithet refers to the arrow-shaped leaves. The plant was collected and named in 1798 by Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón Jiménez, two Spanish botanists who spent ten years in Peru and Chile on a commission by the government of Spain to go to the New World in search of new medicinal and agricultural plants.[1]

Salvia sagittata reportedly reaches 7.5 ft (2.3 m) tall in the wild and 2.5 ft (0.76 m) in cultivation. It is covered with yellow-green leaves that are rugose on the upper surface—with the underside covered with short white hairs and heavily veined. The inflorescences are very sticky, reaching up to 2 ft (0.61 m) long above the leafy stems. The 1 in (2.5 cm) flowers are a brilliant blue, with a spreading lower lip. A pistil and two yellow stamens show in the upper lip.[1]
Notes

Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 257. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.

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