Salazaria mexicana
Common Name Bladder Sage, Paperbag Bush, Mexican Bladdersage
Latin Name Salazaria mexicana
Family / Origin Lamiaceae /
Sunset zones / USDA zones  / 9-11 
Type / Form Bush / Medium
Native Habitat Arizona to Texas desert 1,000 to 3,500 feet, California below 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width Maximum 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Weak thorns
Leaves Small, green, eliptic, often leafless
Flowers Pink and purple flowers with purple lip which evolve into a reddish or a pale yellowy bladder
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Little
Propagation Seeds, rhizome splitting
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, specimen
Garden Suitability Moonlight, Songbird
Nature Value Birds eat seeds, den cover for desert tortoise
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Images and data http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/salazariamexica.htm
    Images and data http://www.arizonensis.org/sonoran/fieldguide/plantae/salazaria_mex.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SAME
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salazaria
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7253
    Images and data http://www.nazflora.org/Salazaria_mexicana.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/151493/
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Lamiaceae/Salazaria_mexicana.html
    Images and data http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=820
    Images http://www.schweich.com/imagehtml/IMGP1940sm.html
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/salmex/all.html
   Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/594.htm
   Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Salazaria+mexicana
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