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Russian sage
Lamiaceae
Perovskia atriplicifolia


forager
forager
Flower Petal # 4
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb



Lamiaceae Family

Perovskia Genus

Location

Utah.. native to central Asia in an area that includes Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Tibet

Physical Description
silvery-grey leaves, sub-shrub.


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Lamiaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Popular cultivar 'Blue Spire', which has darker blue flowers, may actually be a hybrid of P. atriplicifolia and P. abrotanoides, although it is typically marketed as P. atriplicifolia.
the flowers are eaten fresh
the leaves are smoked like tobacco for its euphoriant properties.



Russian sage




Russian sage




Russian Sage stem closeup




Russian Sage




Russian Sage




Russian Sage stems




Russian Sage leaf closeup




Russian Sage leaves and stem




Russian Sage




Russian Sage Flowers


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