Salvia coccinea

Family:LAMIACEAE
Species:Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
Common Name:Blood Sage; Scarlet Sage
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:**
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:SACO5
Plant Notes: Scarlet Sage is a native short lived perennial or annual member of the Mint family (Lamiaceae). It is found primarily in the southern third of the state, but occurs in other locations where it has escaped from cultivation. Scarlet Sage grows on dunes, in sandhills, on roadsides, and around old home sites. It has, like most members of the mint family, opposite leaves and a square stem. It is slightly aromatic when bruised. The leaves are broadly triangular with a toothed margin. The stem is hairy. Plants grow from one to three feet in height, but are usually on the shorter side in our area due to plants being killed back by frosts. The flowers are bright scarlet red. Scarlet Sage thrives in most soils in full sun. It is drought tolerant once established. The flowers attract many pollinators including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Use it as an accent plant, mixed with perennials, or in a hummingbird or butterfly garden. Scarlet Sage is easily grown from seed, and is best treated as an annual in our area. Both seed and plants are available from many sources, and it readily reseeds itself in the garden. In addition to red, cultivars are available in white and pink. Some of the commonly available cultivars are Lady in Red, Forest Fire, Coral Nymph, and Snow Nymph. --A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyLAMIACEAE - Mint family
Genus Salvia
Species Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger - Blood Sage; Scarlet Sage

Citation

Citation SALVIA COCCINEA Buc'hoz ex Etlinger, Comm. Salvia 23. 1777.
Basionym: **
Type: **

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Salvia ciliata Salvia ciliata Bentham, Labiat. Gen. Spec. 286. 1833, non Poiret 1805, nec Rafinesque 1817.  
Salvia coccinea var. lactea Salvia coccinea Buc'hoz ex Etlinger, var. lactea Adelbert, in Backer, Bekn. Fl. Java 14(fam. 201): 29. 1954.  
Salvia coccinea var. pseudococcinea Salvia coccinea Buc'hoz ex Etlinger, var. pseudococcinea (Jacquin) A. Gray, Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2(1): 368. 1878.Salvia pseudococcinea Jacquin 1789. 
Salvia glaucescens Salvia glaucescens Pohl, Pl. Bras. Icon. Descr. 2: 136, t. 192. 1833. BRAZIL
Salvia pseudococcinea Salvia pseudococcinea Jacquin, Collectanea 2: 302. 1789 ("1788").  

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; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale, Etowah, Houston, Lee, Mobile, Pike

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL, UWFP

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1950 - 2015

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA_ACC_9856 Mobile 17 Apr 1961 Jones, Jr., Samuel B.
603
AUA
Salvia Coccinea L.
TROY000006590 Coffee 23 Sep 2004 Hansen, Curtis J.
1680
TROY
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
ALNHS00004283 Mobile 25 Aug 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#2555
ALNHS
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz
UWAL0005648 Barbour 26 Apr 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
21984
UWAL
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
TROY000035211 Pike 22 Aug 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23237
TROY
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
AUA_ACC_64747 Mobile 29 May 1973 Taylor, John
13516
AUA
Salvia Coccinea L.
AUA_ACC_63995 Coffee 23 Sep 2004 Hansen, Curtis J.
1680
AUA
Salvia Coccinea L.
TROY000029812 Houston 15 Oct 2004 Walton, Meena
10
TROY
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
UNA00040491 Mobile 20 Mar 1965 Nelson, Walter R.
s.n.
UNA
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
AUA_ACC_60524 Crenshaw 22 Sep 1996 Diamond, Alvin R.
10547
AUA
Salvia Coccinea L.
USAM000007841 Mobile 01 Sep 1970 LeLong, Michel G.
5539
USAM
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
UNA00061150 Mobile 25 May 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11886
UNA
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
TROY000006591 Crenshaw 10 Sep 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
12132
TROY
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
UWAL0011206 Pike 22 Aug 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23237
UWAL
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
AUA_ACC_52506 Pike 15 May 1994 Diamond, Alvin R.
9166
AUA
Salvia Coccinea L.
TROY000032657 Barbour 26 Apr 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
21984
TROY
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
UWFP011995 Baldwin 02 May 1984 Frank R. Hedges
91
UWFP
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
ALNHS00003458 Lee 11 Sep 2015 Taylor, Chris T.
CSP-248
ALNHS
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz
UNA00040489 Mobile _ Aug 1865 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
TROY000036752 Bullock 07 Jan 2013 Dykes, Bailee
1475
TROY
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
JSU126841 Mobile 26 Mar 1994 Spaulding, Daniel D.
5150
JSU
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
UWAL0013810 Bullock 07 Jan 2013 Dykes, Bailee
1475
UWAL
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
UNA00040494 Mobile 27 Mar 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
D288
UNA
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
UNA00040496 Mobile 22 Apr 1950 Crawford, Lloyd C.
988
UNA
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
TROY000006592 Dale 01 Sep 1999 Pennington, Tiffany
30
TROY
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
TROY000006593 Mobile 25 May 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11886
TROY
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
JSU126840 Etowah 3 Sep 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
3480
JSU
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz ex Etlinger
ALNHS00004283 Mobile 25 Aug 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#2555
ALNHS
Salvia coccinea P.J. Buchoz
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