Salvia sonomensis

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 Salvia sonomensis subsp. var.  Creeping sage, Sonoma sage
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Width: 3 ft to 7 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: part-sun
Features: flowers, ground cover, fire resistant
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USDA Zones: 8 to 11
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Flower features: blue, purple
Lamiaceae > Salvia sonomensis var. ,

Salvia sonomensis (Sonoma sage, creeping sage) is a low-growing sage native to California.

As suggested by its common name, it is a mat-forming subshrub with stems growing no more about 40 cm high. The leaves are lance-elliptic to obovate in shape, about 3-6 cm long and .5 to 1.5 cm wide; they are hairy, the upper surface with minute hairs, and the lower surface so densely covered with recurved hairs that it looks white. The inflorescences are scapose, with clusters 1 to 1.5 cm wide. The flowers range in color from blue to lilac and purple.

This is a sage of the California coastal areas, ranging from the Klamath Range in the north to the hills of the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego. It is also found in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada, at elevations between 2000 meters. Habitats include chaparral, oak woodland, yellow pine forests, and dry slopes in general.



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