Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Nettle-leaf Sage
Salvia urticifolia
Family: Lamiaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

Woods, thickets and glades.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early April to late June.
Fruiting Period: Early May to late July.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This perennial mint has upper calyx lips short and close together not obviously divided into lobes. Principal leaves broad and decurrent (running down) the petiole. Salvia can be distinguished from Stachys in having 2 stamens rather than 4.

Changes in soil moisture conditions in the habitat for this species could be detrimental. The habitat could change in response to timber removal, roads or other disturbance. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

Global Range:
Florida to Louisiana, north to Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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