Mojave Sage

Common Names:
Mojave Sage
Scientific name:
Salvia mohavensis
Elevation range:
1,000 - 5,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
April, May, June
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Pungent scent
Ancestral Usage:
food, medicinal
State Occurrences:
Desert region:

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Mojave Sage in the desert

The inflorescence of Salvia mohavensis generally has 1 or to flowers per stem and the calyx is creamy white to blue. Flowers are trumpet-shaped and sky blue. Anthers (male) are also blue and exserted. Pipes Canyon, CA | May 2016 

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Mojave Sage in the desert

Salvia mohavensis leaves are generally oval-spatulate and olive green. The texture of leaves is wrinkly and margins are finely toothed. Pipes Canyon, CA | October 2015

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Mojave Sage in the desert

Salvia mohavensis is a small, sprawling shrub reaching a maximum height of 3 ft. or less. Stems are very woody. Pipes Canyon | October 25, 2015