Lyre-leaved sage (Salvia lyrata)

Lyre-leaved sageLyre-leaved sage (Salvia lyrata) is a perennial which blooms in the spring.  Its flowers are tubular, with upper and lower lips, and slightly protruding stamens.

Lyre-leaved sageAs a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family, Lyre-leaved sage develops nutlets within its protective sepals.

Lyre-leaved sageThe basal leaves are lyrate, with pinnate venation.

Lyre-leaved sageWatch this video to see more hairy parts of Lyre-leaved sage (Salvia lyrata) as well as some great close-up photos of developing nutlets.

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(Here’s the same video as posted on YouTube.)

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