Lyre-Leaved Sage, Salvia lyrata
Lamiaceae or Mint Family


Erect herb.  Flowers pale violet, about 1 inch long, tubular and irregular, with two spreading lobes on the lower front.  Flowers are in one or more whorls around the stem.  Leaves mostly basal, forming a rosette, oval and often deeply lobed.  Stem leaves, few and variable in shape.  Leaves tinted with purple on veins.  Blooms in late spring or summer.

A plant of dry open places.  Occasional in sunny dry spots on the the edges of the Park and along the bike way and Wildwood Drive.

Easily identified by the purplish basal leaves, the whorls of pale flowers and the summer blooming period.


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