Salvia apiana, White sage is a five foot evergreen perennial. The flowers emerge in summer and are white with a little lavender. They pucker-back with the stamens hanging out to the sides. White sage gives the bees fits because they can't get in and out very well. Bumblebees seem to be able to fight their way in and hummingbirds figure it out. White sage leaves start out crinkly grey/green and become smooth white.
A sage native to the southern coast ranges, into inner mountains. Salvia apiana likes sunny dry slopes, almost gravelly soil and no extra water after first year
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