Salvia leucantha (Mexican bush sage)
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IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Salvia leucantha Cav.
Preferred Common Name
- Mexican bush sage
Summary of InvasivenessTop of page
The following summary is from Witt and Luke (2017):
Bushy evergreen sub-shrub that grows in a loose, spreading mound (0.6–1.2 m tall), about as wide as it is high; stems 4-angled, conspicuously white and woolly.
Mexico and possibly elsewhere in Central America.
Reason for Introduction
Roadsides, gardens and urban open space.
It is present in tropical and sub-tropical pine forests across much of central and eastern Mexico. In East Africa, it has escaped cultivation, forming dense stands that in some areas may be having a negative impact on native plants and their associated organisms.
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Phylum: Spermatophyta
- Subphylum: Angiospermae
- Class: Dicotyledonae
- Order: Lamiales
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Genus: Salvia
- Species: Salvia leucantha
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
|Continent/Country/Region||Distribution||Last Reported||Origin||First Reported||Invasive||Reference||Notes|
|Ethiopia||Present||Introduced||Naturalized||Witt and Luke (2017)||Naturalized|
|Kenya||Present||Introduced||Naturalized||Witt and Luke (2017)||Naturalized|
|Rwanda||Present||Introduced||Naturalized||Witt and Luke (2017)||Naturalized|
|Tanzania||Present||Introduced||Naturalized||Witt and Luke (2017)||Naturalized|
|Uganda||Present||Introduced||Naturalized||Witt and Luke (2017)||Naturalized|
|Mexico||Present||Witt and Luke (2017)|
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
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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