Roseleaf Sage
Roseleaf Sage is a perennial and grows in shady places, such as the edge of forests, to be 100 to 150cm in height.
The leaf is five to 10cm in length, ovate and on opposite sides.   The leaf stem and the leaf vein has a similar color to the flower and the bract.
As specific epithet, involucrate, means a prominent bract, Roseleaf Sage produces the conspicuous round, pink bract at the tip of the stem.   Its leaf bracts form a pair and it envelops three buds each.   The part of the stem which the buds attach extends and the buds swell to drop the leaf bracts off.   Thus, six flowers bloom sequentially upward.
Classification Lamiaceae Salvia
Scientific name Salvia involucrata Cav.
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English name Roseleaf Sage
Native locality The Mexican states of Puebla, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz
Ecological description Perennial
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Planting place Sun Gallery
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