File:Salvia mellifera flowers 2003-03-12.jpg 021-PL-Leucophyllum laevigatum
Common Name Chihuahuan Sage, Cenizo, Purple Sage
Latin Name Salvia mellifera
Native Habitat Southwestern Texas, into the southern Pecos Valley, and south into Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width Maximum 10 feet X 10 feet, usual 4 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey, evergreen, aromatic
Garden Suitability Thornless, Moonlight, Songbird, Fragrance
Ornamental Value Fragrant with lavender to purple flowers spring to summer
Nature Value Browsed by small wildlife
Native American Uses Medicinal, ceremonial
Links  
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/GtoM/leucolaev.htm
    Images and data http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/Plants%20of%20Upper%20Newport%20Bay%20(Robert%20De%20Ruff)/Lamiaceae/Salvia%20mellifera.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_mellifera
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/salmel/all.html
    Images http://www.huntingtonbotanical.org/WhatsInBloom/oct06/oct06-Pages/Image20.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Scrophulariaceae/Leucophyllum_laevigatum.html
    Data http://www.plantfind.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=1463
    Nursery  http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/salvia-mellifera-repens
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