Lyreleaf Sage – Wild Weeds

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Lyreleaf Sage

Salvia lyrata


Lyreleaf Sage
Lyreleaf Sage flowers (photo by A. Halbritter)

Lyreleaf Sage is a flowering perennial that is strictly upright with a rosette of leaves at the base. The leaves are deeply 3-lobed with a few simple leavers higher up on the stem. Typical of the mint family, this plant has a square stem which is easily felt if you roll the stem between your fingers. Purple-blue showy flowers bloom in spring in whorls around the stem. The exposed lower lip of the flower makes a great landing platform for pollinators and this plant is a favorite of bees and butterflies.

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Posted: March 1, 2022

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

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