Salvia apiana Jeps.

Bee Sage

Hairy shrub to about 1(-3) m tall. Leaves ovate to oblong, to about 8 cm long with a felt of silver to white hair, margins entire or with a few cuts, stalked. Flowers in terminal, long-branched clusters. Corolla tube to about 8 mm long, white, spotted with violet, stamens protruding to give the appearance of a butterfly; spring to summer.


Leaves close-set with a soft, flat felt of grey hair.

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.