Salvia azurea var. grandiflora

ClassificationDicots
FamilyLamiaceae
Family (Traditional)Lamiaceae
GenusSalvia
Species: Salvia azurea
Infrapecies:Salvia azurea Benth. var. grandiflora
Common NamePitcher Sage; Azure Sage
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Nut; Fruit Type: Nutlet; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Ovules per Carpel: 3; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[S3] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G4G5T4? (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Salvia azurea subsp. intermedia Salvia azurea subsp. intermedia
Salvia azurea subsp. pitcheri Salvia azurea subsp. pitcheri (Torr.) Epling
Salvia pitcheri Salvia pitcheri Torr. ex Benth.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: McCracken (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1967 - 1967

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100708757 McCracken Kentucky 15 Sep 1967 Raymond Athey
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EKY
Salvia Pitcheri
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Plant Photos

Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Dwayne Estes
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Dwayne Estes
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Tara Littlefield
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Tara Littlefield
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Theo Witsell
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Theo Witsell
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Theo Witsell
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Theo Witsell
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Theo Witsell
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Theo Witsell
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Theo Witsell
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Theo Witsell