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Lyre-leaved sage
Salvia lyrata

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Availability: Available at Indian Trails Native Nursery in Lake Worth (561-641-9488) and in Boynton Beach at Sustainscape (561-245-5305).

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 1-2 feet in height when in flower. Taller than broad when flowering.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Range: Eastern and central United States south to Martin and Collier counties.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

Nutritional Requirements:

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.

Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Winter-spring.

Fruit: Inconspicuous nutlet.

Wildlife and Ecology: Nectar plant for butterflies and hummingbirds. Attracts bees, which are its primary pollinator. Provides seeds and insects for birds.

References: A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants

Comments: We are currently adding data for this species. If you would like to contribute to the development of this species account, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page.See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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