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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. Microsphace
Species: Salvia sinaloensis

Salvia sinaloensis Fernald, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 35(25): 502. 1900.

Type: Mexico (Sinaloa): foothills of the Sierra Madre near Colomas, 14 Jul 1897, J.N. Rose 1727.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Northeast (Durango), Mexico Northwest (Sinaloa), Mexico Southwest (Jalisco, Nayarit).

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

Fernald, M.L. 1900. Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University, New Series, No. XIX. A Synopsis of the Mexican and Central American Species of Salvia. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 35(25): 487–556. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Turner, B.L. 2009. Recension of the Mexican species of section Uliginosae of Salvia (Lamiaceae). Phytologia 91(3): 440–466. BHL Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Salvia sinaloensis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 May 16. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Salvia sinaloensis. 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 16. Reference page. 2022. Salvia sinaloensis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 16 May 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Salvia sinaloensis. Published online. Accessed: May 16 2022.

Vernacular names
English: Sinaloa sage

Salvia sinaloensis (Sinaloa sage) is a perennial native only to the Mexican state of Sinaloa, most often in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental range. It has been available to gardeners since the 1980s. It has many graceful 1 ft. long stems, grows rapidly, and spreads on underground runners into a clump about 1 ft. wide. The flowers are an intense true blue, with the slightest hint of violet, a spot of white on the lower lip, and less than 1 inch long. The wine colored calyx remains long after the flower has dropped its petals.[1]

Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 271. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.

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