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Purple Sage (Salvia dorrii)
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Purple Sage (Salvia dorrii)

General: Purple Sage (Salvia dorrii) is a rounded shrub that has short, uniquely folded leaves and purple flowers that emerge from balls of reddish bracts. Although the name is "sage," this plant is related to mints, not sagebrush.

Purple Sage is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained gravelly areas on bajadas into the lower mountains in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zone.

Around Las Vegas, look for Purple Sage throughout the region, including Red Rock Canyon NCA, the Desert National Wildlife Range, the Gold Butte Region, Lake Mead NRA, and Mojave National Preserve.

Family: Mint (Lamiaceae), also called Desert Sage.

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Purple Sage (Salvia dorrii) Purple Sage (Salvia dorrii)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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