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Salvia carnosa - Douglas.

Common Name Purple Sage
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry slopes and flats, 1000 - 1500 metres in California[71].
Range South-western N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Salvia carnosa Purple Sage


Gary A. Monroe @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Salvia carnosa Purple Sage
Gary A. Monroe @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Salvia carnosa is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

S. dorrii carnosa. (Dougl.)Abrams. S. dorrii incana. (Benth.)Strachan.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - cooked. Ground into a powder and used to thicken soups etc or added to cereal flours when making bread etc[105].

Medicinal Uses



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Analgesic;  Antispasmodic;  Febrifuge;  Pectoral;  Stomachic.

A decoction of the seeds and stems is used to treat colds[61]. A decoction or infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of fevers, coughs, colds and stomach aches[257]. A poultice of the crushed leaves has been applied tot he chest to treat congestion[257]. A decoction of the leaves and stems can be drunk, used as a wash or as a steam bath in the treatment of headaches[257]. A decoction of the flowering stems has been used as a poultice and a wash to treat swollen leg veins[257]. The plant is much valued as a treatment for an epileptic or faint person, either administered as a drink or prepared like tobacco and the smoke blown into the patients face[216, 257].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Requires a very well-drained light sandy soil in a sunny position[200]. Prefers a rich soil[1]. Soils rich in nitrogen encourage excessive leaf growth at the expense of flowering[11]. Plants can be killed by excessive winter wet[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

Propagation

Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse[200]. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. In areas where the plant is towards the limits of its hardiness, it is best to grow the plants on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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