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Related to scarlet sage: Salvia coccinea
Either of two salvias, Salvia splendens of Brazil or S. coccinea of tropical and subtropical America, cultivated for their long racemes of showy scarlet flowers.
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a Brazilian shrub, Salviasplendens, of the mint family, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped scarlet flowers.
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