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Lemonadeberry (Rhus integrifolia) | Black Sage (Salvia mellifera) | Bladderpod (Isomeris arborea) | Bush Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus puniceus) | Bush Poppy (Dendromecon ridgda) | Bush Encelia (Encelia californica) | Holly-leaf Redberry (Rhamnus ilicifolia) | Mission Manzanita (Xylococcus bicolor) | Scrub Oak (Quercus berberidifolia) | Spice Bush (Cneoridium dumosum) | Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) | Warty-stem Lilac (Ceanothus verrucosus) | Coast Desert-Thorn (Lycium californicum) | Spiny Redberry (Rhamnus crocea) | Bluff Buckwheat (Ereogonum parvifolium) | Coastal Lotus (Lotus salsuginousus) | California Croton (Croton calfornicus) | Coast Paintbrush (Castilleja affinis) | Deer Weed (Lotus scoparius) | Coast Paintbrush (Castilleja affinis affinis) | Cliff Spurge ( Euphorbia misera ) | Golden Yarrow (Eriophyllum Confertiflorum) | Bicolor Everlasting (Gnaphalium bicolor)

Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)

The aromatic black sage grows to about four feet in height, but is much more shrubby in appearance than the previously described species. The medium-green leaves are about two inches in length, about ha1f the size of the leaves of the white sage. The leaves also appear quite roughened on the upper surface. It grows on dry hillsides and mesas below 2,000 feet, often in association with more dry adapted chaparral species. Like the white sage, this species is also an important source of nectar for the manufacture of honey.
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage  (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage  (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)