PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Salvia plebeia R.Br.
Family Lamiaceae
Common name: Austral Sage

Salvia plebeia R.Br. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb, 40–90 cm high, densely covered with simple, retrorse hairs, sessile glands present; branches erect.

Leaves with lamina narrow-ovate to narrow-elliptic, 2–7 cm long, 0.8–2 cm wide; apex subacute to obtuse; base usually cuneate; margins crenate; surfaces densely covered with short simple antrorse hairs and sessile glands; petiole 1–4 cm long, hairs ± retrorse.

Inflorescence thyrse-like, much-branched, with 2–10 flowers per pair of bracts; bracts ± elliptic, apex abruptly tapering, persistent. Sepals 2–3.5 mm long or to 5 mm long in fruit. Corolla 3.5–5 mm long, violet, purplish or blue. Anthers with 1 loculus fertile, the other reduced and terminating the flattened extension of the connective.


Flowering: throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open areas of forests, such as roadsides, and on the margins of rainforests; north from Bathurst.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET