Lyre-leaved sage from Devon, South Carolina

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Volunteering prolifically on clay-based soil in sun to partial shade, started blooming early spring. About 12-18″ tall, single bloom stalk, multiple, lily-like flowers. Flowers blue to lavender. Growing among heavy white clover blooms.

Hi Devon,

this is Salvia lyrata, the lyre-leaved sage.  It is a common native and especially likes roadsides. It is in the mint family, Lamiaceae.


Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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