Salvia aethiopis

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Photo: Bob Case

Common names: Mediterranean sage; African sage

Salvia aethiopis (Mediterranean sage) is a biennial or short-lived perennial herb (family Lamiaceae) with very woolly leaves. It typically invades rangeland in northern California.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited?

CDFA Rating: -*?


Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

There are no Symposium presentations associated with this species yet.

Other Salvia aethiopis Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Salvia aethiopis (Mediterranean sage) inflorescences. Photo: Joseph DiTomaso
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    Salvia aethiopis (Mediterranean sage) flower. Photo: DDixon, CDFA
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    Salvia aethiopis (Mediterranean sage) growth habit. Photo: Dean Kelch, CDFA
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    Salvia aethiopis (Mediterranean sage) leaves. Photo: Douglas Barbe, CDFA