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Salvia lyrata

Common Name(s):
Lyre-leaved sage, Lyreleaf sage
Categories:
Herbs, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

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.

Season:
Spring, early summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Flower Color:
Light blue to lavender white
Foliage:
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
Flower:
1 in. bright blue flowers in whorls along the upper part of the plant
Site:
Average soil; sun, partial shade, to full shade
Exposure:
Full sun, partial shade, shade
Soil:
Moist, dry
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
cpp, summer, pollinators, blue, sun, nectar, wildflower, perennial, hummingbirds, wildlife, partial shade, spring, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 2716

Salvia lyrata Salvia lyrata
Ron Jones, CC BY-NC-2.0
Salvia Lyrata Flowers are favorites of butterflies.
John Flannery, CC BY - 2.0