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Salvia regla 'Jame' (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. Erythrostachys
Species: Salvia regla

Salvia regla Cav., Icon. 5: 33, t.455. 1799.

Salvia deltoidea Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 28 (1805).
Salvia crenata M.Martens & Galeotti, Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 11(2): 74 (1844).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest
Regional: Southern Central America

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Cavanilles, A.J. 1799. Icones et descriptiones plantarum, quae aut sponte in Hispania crescunt, aut in hortis hospitantur. Vol. V, 82 pp. 401–500bis pl. Ex Regia Typographia, Matriti [Madrid]. Biblioteca Digital. Reference page. : 5: 33, t.455.

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Salvia regla in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 May 15. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Salvia regla. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 May 15. Reference page. 2022. Salvia regla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 15 May 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Salvia regla. Published online. Accessed: May 15 2022.

Vernacular names
English: mountain sage

Salvia regla (Mountain sage) is a deciduous perennial that is native to a small area of the Chisos Mountains in west Texas and a large area of Mexico, in the states of Coahuila, Durango, and Oaxaca. The specific epithet is probably from the town of Regla in the state of Hidalgo. It is also referred to as the "queen of the Chisos Mountains". It has been widely planted along the Texas flyway for migrating birds, and is an important food source for hummingbirds returning to the tropics in September and October.[1]

Salvia regla is a deciduous shrub which reaches up to 6 feet tall and 4–5 feet wide. It grows on upright stems which give it a stately appearance. The mistletoe-green deltoid leaves are deeply veined and about 1 inch wide and long. The flower tube is 1 inch long, with a signal-red 1 inch calyx that is turned to the light, and is chartreuse on the underside. Though it was introduced into horticulture in 1839, it was very uncommon until the 1980s. Nurseries sell several cultivars, including 'Royal', 'Mount Emory', and 'Warnock's Choice'.[1][2]

Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.
Randy Collins (19 January 2019). Stop...and Smell the Mints: A Glimpse into the Mint Family of Plants: Lamiaceae. Outskirts Press. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-977204-72-1.

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