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Salvia chamelaeagnea

Salvia chamelaeagnea


Shrub of more than 1 meter tall with square stems. Leaves are yellow-green to green, toothed and hairy with numerous glands that secrete a pungent camphor smell. Somewhat sticky to the touch and sometimes results in a tingling sensation. Flowers composed of indigo upper lip and white lower lip in burgundy calyx. Carpenter bees are notable pollinators.

Distribution in the Hex

The species grows in sandy flats of the Hex River Arid Alluvium Fynbos to the north west of the valley.