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Lyreleaf Sage, Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf Sage, Salvia lyrata

PriceFrom $5.00

•Status in Florida: Native

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide.

•Phenology: Perennial herb with basal rosettes of triangular leaves and spikes of blue to purple flowers that bloom in spring to early summer.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Spring to early summer

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Evergreen

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained sandy or loamy soils

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Prefers moderately moist soil, but can tolerate drought once established

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Native plant gardens, meadow gardens, naturalized areas

•Maintenance Tips: Low maintenance; prune as needed to remove spent flower spikes and control spread; may self-seed in favorable conditions

•Considerations: Salvia lyrata can spread vigorously by self-seeding and may require management to prevent it from becoming invasive.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; typically not preferred by deer or rabbits

•Edible: Not typically consumed

•Medicinal Uses: Traditionally used in herbal medicine for various purposes, including as a treatment for sore throats and as a poultice for skin ailments.

•Toxicity to Pets: Not known to be toxic to pets, but ingestion of large quantities of plant material may cause gastrointestinal upset.

•Florida Native Companion Plant: Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)

•Wildlife Benefit: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies; provides habitat and food for various insects

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