Salvia africana-lutea L.

Dune Sage

Shrub to over 2 m tall. Leaves elliptic to narrowly obovate, to about 3.5 cm long, grey-green, margins entire or with small rounded teeth, stalks if present then very short. Flowers in pairs in terminal clusters. Calyx enlarging in fruit, purplish. Corolla mostly 2.5 to 5 cm long, yellow at first, becoming rusty orange and sometimes purplish at the base, glandular-hairy; late summer to autumn. Stamens protruding slightly. [S. aurea L.]

S Africa

Rusty orange flowers.

Source: Garnett, L.; Ellis, G.; Spencer, R.; Templeton, S. (2002). Salvia. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Salvia L.