Salvia greggii A. Gray

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Salvia greggii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/salvia/salvia-greggii/). Accessed 2020-08-03.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glandular
Bearing glands.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Salvia greggii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/salvia/salvia-greggii/). Accessed 2020-08-03.

An evergreen shrub 3 to 4 ft high with square, slender, drooping, finely downy, very leafy branches. Leaves clustered, 34 to 112 in. long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate to oval, entire. Flowers mostly in pairs, borne from June onwards in slender, glandular-downy racemose inflorescences 2 to 6 in. long. Calyx 38 in. long, two-lipped, purplish, ribbed. Lower lip of corolla carmine-red, 34 in. wide; the upper, hooded part more rosy and hairy.

Native of Mexico and Texas; discovered by Dr J. Gregg in 1848 but not described until 1870. It first flowered with Thompson of Ipswich in 1882. Perhaps scarcely as hardy as S. microphylla.

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