pitcher sage


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Noun1.pitcher sage - California erect and sparsely branched perennial
salvia, sage - any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
2.pitcher sage - California plant with woolly stems and leaves and large white flowers
genus Lepechinia, genus Sphacele, Lepechinia, Sphacele - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Labiatae
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Through oral history the reader enters Marin's world: "The fragrances of the Coastal Miwok world came from buckeye flowers, California bay leaves and bark, ground iris, California rose, angelica, marsh mint, wallflower, and sages such as pitcher sage, mugwort, and California sage brush.
Among my favorites are Salvia apiana, with chalk white foliage, the ground-hugging Salvia leucophylla ``Gracias,'' and Salvia spathacea, the shade-tolerant pitcher sage with magenta flowers and felt-covered leaves.
The fragrant pitcher sage (Lepechnia fragrans) has musky leaves and pale pink, inverted vaselike flowers.