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Russian sage

Lamiaceae Perovskia atriplicifolia

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Lamiaceae Family
Indian Coleus Whorled Plectranthus Coleus Obedient Plant Self-Heal Orange Salvia Spearmint Spotted Mint Tall Mint Russian sage

Perovskia Genus
Russian sage

Location

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

Physical Description
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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

Russian sage


Russian Sage stem closeup

Russian Sage stem closeup


Russian Sage

Russian Sage


Russian Sage

Russian Sage


Russian Sage stems

Russian Sage stems


Russian Sage leaf closeup

Russian Sage leaf closeup


Russian Sage leaves and stem

Russian Sage leaves and stem


Russian Sage

Russian Sage


Russian Sage Flowers

Russian Sage Flowers


Comment: Russian sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia

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