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Thursday, 27 April 2017

FFF283 - AZURE SAGE

Salvia azurea, the azure blue sage, azure sage, blue sage or prairie sage, is a herbaceous perennial in the genus Salvia, family Lamiaceae, that is native to Central and Eastern North America.

Its thin, upright stems can grow to 1.8 m tall, with narrow, pointed, smooth-edged to serrated, furry to smooth green leaves, connected to their stems by petioles to 1.0 cm long. There are no basal leaves. The blue flowers (rarely white), nearly 6.4 to 12.7 mm

The blue (rarely white), flowers  nearly 6.4 to 12.7 mm long, appear summer to autumn near the ends of their branched or unbranched spikes; their calyxes are tubular or bell-shaped and furry. Two varieties are Salvia azurea var. azurea (azure sage) and Salvia azurea var. grandiflora (pitcher sage). It is found on the wild on roadsides, glades, fields and pastures.

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10 comments:

  1. The blue flower of romanticism...

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  2. Wow what a beautiful blue color

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  3. Hello Nick,
    WOW, what wonderful blue blossoms!
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni

    http://wwww.reflexionblog.de

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  4. Hi Nick,
    today greetings from Spain, Costa de la Luz, near Cadiz. But in some hours we will go back go Frankfurt. The blue colour of this sage is so beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend-
    Elke (www.mainzauber.de)

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  5. Hello Nick,
    Wow,what an intense blue color this flower has.
    Have a nice weekend-
    Elke
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    https://promocia.wordpress.com/

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  6. Beautiful capture on the pretty wild flowers!

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  7. Hi Nick,
    what a magical dark glowing in this lovely flowers!
    Wish you a great weekend.

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  8. Thanks most sincerely for hosting, I'm here for the first time and I'm following you with joy !
    Wishing you a lovely end of your week

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world -

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  9. Pretty petals! Thanks for hosting.

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  10. BB- beautiful blue! Thank you for hosting and enjoy your week.

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