Salvia apiana, White Sage

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The one often used for making smudge sticks, S. apiana has highly aromatic, waxy, white-grey foliage. White flowers turning pale pink bloom spring and summer in whorls along the stems. Dry winter soil is preferred for this woody evergreen perennial; plant just under the eave where it can still get plenty of sun but not much rain if you are in Western Oregon or Washington. The specific epithet, apiana, is in reference to bees. Hives have often been kept amongst the chaparral where White Sage is endemic - Southern California, Baja, and northwestern Mexico. 4-5'T&W

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