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California Sage (Salvia columbariae var. argillacea)

  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • State: UT
  • Nature Serve ID: 142687
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 01/16/2024

Where is California Sage (Salvia columbariae var. argillacea) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

California Sage can be found in Utah

Which CPC Partners conserve California Sage (Salvia columbariae var. argillacea)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 01/16/2024
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Red Butte Garden has sent at least 1,200 wild-collected seeds of Salvia columbariae var. argillacea to the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation for long term storage.

Tina Stanley
  • 01/16/2024
  • Seed Collection Orthodox Seed Banking

Between 2011 and 2012, Red Butte Garden staff made 4 wild seed collections representing more than 3,000 seeds from 100 individuals of Salvia columbariae var. argillacea. Over 1,800 of these seeds are held in long term storage at Red Butte Garden.

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Taxon Salvia columbariae var. argillacea
Authority S.L. Welsh & N.D. Atwood
Family Lamiaceae
CPC Number 46986
ITIS 833971
Duration Annual
Common Names California Sage
Associated Scientific Names Salvia columbariae var. argillacea
State Rank
State State Rank
Utah S1
Ecological Relationships


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