- Common Name(s):
- Lyre-leaved sage, Lyreleaf sage
- Herbs, Perennials, Wildflowers
Lyreleaf Sage is a herbaceous perennial that may grow 1 to 2 feet tall The stem is square and hairy. This plant only has leaves that originate at the base of the stem. Each leaf is lobed like a lyre. Lavender flowers occur in rings around the stem from mid spring to early summer.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Spring, Summer; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Summer
Wildlife Value: Lyreleaf sage is moderately resistant to deer. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.
- Spring, early summer
- 1-2 ft.
- Flower Color:
- Light blue to lavender white
- Small bract-like leaves; basal leaves are 3 to 8 in. long and stalked; may have wavy toothed margins or pinnate lobes; simple or sparingly branched stems; hairy
- 1 in. bright blue flowers in whorls along the upper part of the plant
- Average soil; sun, partial shade, to full shade
- Full sun, partial shade, shade
- Moist, dry
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2716