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Salvia lyrata L.
Lyre-leaved sage

Salvia lyrata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Lamiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and Central United States.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Distinguished from other native Salvia in South Florida by its mostly basal leaves. For an image of plants including basal leaves, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

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Salvia lyrata has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native

Salvia lyrata has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Martin County Native

Salvia lyrata has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods
Mesic Hammock
Prairie Hammock

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Salvia lyrata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Salvia lyrata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Salvia lyrata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley