Salvia lyrata L.

Cancer Weed

Herbaceous perennial to about 0.5 m tall. Basal rosette leaves lyre-shaped, with dark markings, deeply cut, narrowed at the base; margin wavy. Flowers in whorls of 3-10. Corolla tube 2-3 cm long, lilac or purple; summer.


Lyre-shaped basal leaves with dark markings.

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.

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