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Salvia officinalis ‘Minimum’

Dwarf sage

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusSalviaFrom the Latin salveo, “I am well,” referring to the medicinal properties of some members of this genus
SpeciesofficinalisSold as an herb, often applied to plants with real or supposed medicinal qualities

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Salvia officinalis ‘Minimum’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Salvia officinalis (dwarf sage)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Ari­zona
≈ 24 × 16" (60 × 40 cm)

Range: Zones 7-9:

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