Sage Mint {Salvia}; square-shaped stem, pleasant aromatic smell

   The name Salvia derives from the Latin word salvere “to feel well & healthy, health, heal”.  All Salvias are mints.  REMEMBER- if it has multiple woody stems- its a shrub (Sagebrush) not a plant!

 Golden Chia {Salvia columbariae}; purple flowers, wonderful smell


Bibliography: Richard Lonewolf

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Database Entry: Distance Everheart 5-8-13, 10-22-14

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