azure blue sage, more...
[Salvia azurea subsp. pitcheri Michx. ex Lam., more]
Etymology: Salvia: comes from the Latin salveo, "I am well," and an herb, Salvia, used for healing
Plants: perennial forb, aromatic; stems square
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"