Salvia verbenaca var. verbenaca

Wild Sage

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Lower leaves c. ovate in outline, shallowly lobed to subentire, glabrescent, not or sparsely glandular beneath. Calyx often purplish. Flowers Jun.–Nov.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *RobP, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Native to southern and western Europe and North Africa. A common weed of crops and road-verges, usually on relatively fertile ground, almost throughout lowland Victoria.

The name S. horminoides has been applied to plants with short, almost equal-lipped corollas that are white-dotted at the base of the lower lip. Many Victorian specimens have these characteristics.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Lamiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2017-01-30
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Lamiaceae
genus Salvia
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Salvia verbenaca var. verbenaca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Salvia verbenaca var. verbenaca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present introduced
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
State
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania