Salvia lyrata from David, South Carolina

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Appears to be a perennial growing on the ecotone between a swamp (Four Hole Swamp, Orangeburg County, SC) and the nearby hill. It’s about 8-inches tall. It has me confused, can you help me out? Thanks, David


Hi David,

this is Salvia lyrata, the lyre-leaved sage.  Fairly common native wildflower in the mint family that likes disturbed areas and sunny spots.  Very nice photo!



Dr. Steven Hill, otanist, SCNPS

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