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Sonoran Desert Plants
Salvia columbariae (Desert Chia,chia,California Sage)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Salvia columbariae

 Salvia columbariae

 Salvia columbariae

Habitat: arroyos,bajadas,rocky slopes,roadsides,disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite simple pinnatifid rugose
Flower Color: violet or indigo or blue
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Lamiaceae (mint family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 15. Eudicots: Fagaceae to Lythraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-59: 1-53. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 26 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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