Salvia coccinea (scarlet sage)
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IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Salvia coccinea Buc’hoz ex Etl.
Preferred Common Name
- scarlet sage
Summary of InvasivenessTop of page
The following summary is from Witt and Luke (2017):
Evergreen erect herb (to 1.5 m tall), stems covered with both short and long, spreading hairs.
Belize, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, southeastern USA, and the Caribbean.
Reason for Introduction
Roadsides, disturbed areas, wastelands, urban open space, gardens, plantations, open woodlands and riparian vegetation.
Forms dense stands, displacing native plant and animal species. Young plants are toxic to cattle, inducing symptoms such as extreme weakness and uncoordinated movements.
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Phylum: Spermatophyta
- Subphylum: Angiospermae
- Class: Dicotyledonae
- Order: Lamiales
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Genus: Salvia
- Species: Salvia coccinea
Distribution TableTop of page
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Habitat ListTop of page
ReferencesTop of page
Witt, A., Luke, Q., 2017. Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Eastern Africa, [ed. by Witt, A., Luke, Q.]. Wallingford, UK: CABI.vi + 601 pp. http://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/ebook/20173158959 doi:10.1079/9781786392145.0000
CABI Data Mining, 2011. Invasive Species Databases.,
Witt A, Luke Q, 2017. Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Eastern Africa. [ed. by Witt A, Luke Q]. Wallingford, UK: CABI. vi + 601 pp. http://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/ebook/20173158959 DOI:10.1079/9781786392145.0000
Distribution MapsTop of page
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