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Salvia coccinea
(scarlet sage)

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Salvia coccinea (scarlet sage)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Salvia coccinea
  • Preferred Common Name
  • scarlet sage
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Salvia coccinea Buc’hoz ex Etl.

Preferred Common Name

  • scarlet sage

Summary of Invasiveness

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The following summary is from Witt and Luke (2017):

Description

Evergreen erect herb (to 1.5 m tall), stems covered with both short and long, spreading hairs.

Origin

Belize, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, southeastern USA, and the Caribbean.

Reason for Introduction

Ornament.

Invades

Roadsides, disturbed areas, wastelands, urban open space, gardens, plantations, open woodlands and riparian vegetation.

Impacts

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 Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Lamiales
  •                         Family: Lamiaceae
  •                             Genus: Salvia
  •                                 Species: Salvia coccinea

Distribution Table

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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 List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Links to Websites

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WebsiteURLComment
GISD/IASPMR: Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Resource and DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gatewayhttps://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.m93f6Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.
Global register of Introduced and Invasive species (GRIIS)http://griis.org/Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.

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