White Sage

This is an in situ photograph of a common Native American smudging herb known as Salvia apiana, or White Sage.  Used extensively throughout the United States both as an herbal therapy as well as garden element.

Salvia apiana

Synonyms:
Sacred Sage
Salvia_apiana (Wikipedia)

Salvia apiana
Salvia apiana 4.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Salvia
Species:
S. apiana
Binomial name
Salvia apiana

Salvia apiana, the white sage, bee sage, or sacred sage is an evergreen perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, found mainly in the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California, on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.

White Sage (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

white sage (usually uncountable, plural white sages)

  1. A sage native to southern California and neighboring Baja California west of the desert, Salvia apiana, an important nectar source for sage honey and used by the local Indians for its edible seeds, medicinally, and for burning to provide smoke for ritual purification in ceremonies. It is also grown as a drought-tolerant small shrub in local gardens.

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