Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Salvia coccinea from Delhi:
Salvia coccinea, Photographed in February in Delhi University Flower Show.


Kindly identify this Salvia from Orissa:
please help me in identifying this Salvia. I had collected the specimen during 2008 from the foothills of Deomali, Koraput, South Orissa. So not remembered the characteristics.


Flora of Chakrata: Lamiaeae 2 for id…2011:  This one was also shot during September 2011 Chakrata trip…is this Salvia coccinea??

Salvia coccinea

hummingbirds love them..


Salvia coccinea : Please Confirm ID : Srinagar : 210113 : AK-4:
I just went through the post where you have explained the difference between the two Red Salvias.
Please confirm the id of Salvia seen in Srinagar during visit in Sept,2011.

It is Salvia coccinea as per my own database. A common ornamental herb in Western Himalaya, even more common than S.spendens. However, the final verdict will come from …!

Yes it is Salvia coccinea, common during rainy seasons in subtropical to warm temperate belt of Himalaya.

Yes Salvia coccinea



Beautiful Salvia in Storm drain — Garden var. or species ? : 6 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.
These Salvias are growing wild in a storm drain, in Bangalore.
In addition to the 2 stamens seen, there are two more short ones with undeveloped anthers (staminodes?)
Are they a known species or a garden cultivar escaped ?  May be S.coccinea.
Last I spotted this plant, also wild, was near  the same region almost 6 years back

More likely Salvia greggii

Many thanks for your reply.
Based on the long exserted stamens and style, I had thought S.coccinea.
The leaves and flowers  also seem to match other descs. of coccinea as in Queensland AU Weeds
These plants are rather slender and herbaceous.
I don’t find a description of S.greggi, but the images online show flowers with stamens just exserted or included.

Description of S. greggii can be found at – http://www.botanicus.org/page/431601 and illustration in the previous page http://www.botanicus.org/page/431600 of the same Curtis’s volume.
Dave’s Garden has a photograph http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/6808/.
Though I fail to see hairy stem and bracts in the attached photographs I also think it might be S. coccinea cultivar for its leaves in the third photograph (DSC01302-B). The leaf in DSC01176-B seems to be of a different plant. A cultivar named as “summer jewel pink” looks similar.
Last but not the least is that I do not know any of the species being discussed here.

Yes, … is quit right that  the leaves in 1176-B are from the nearby plant, and may be confusing.
I am attaching another image which shows the stem and leaves of the same plant. It has simple crenate edge leaves with a cordate base and acuminate apex. blade about 25mm and petiole 15mm.
Thanks for all the replies. So most likely it is a garden cultivar.
1 image.

Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight:Lamiaceae,Salvia coccinea from Delhi–GSMAY136/139 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Salvia coccinea, Photographed in February in Delhi University Flower Show.

This is herb with attractive inflorescence, recorded from many places, these shots are from Chakrata area..
Salvia coccinea

love the leaves esp.


Lamiaceae (including Verbenaceae) Fortnight : Lamiaceae : Salvia coccinea : Srinagar : 13MAY15 : AK-9 : 09/11 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Cultivated, garden plant.
Posted earlier and validated.
Picture taken in Sept 2011 in Srinagar.


This plant is fairly distributed in Himalayas..

Salvia coccinea from Dehradun area..


Salvia coccinea Buc’hoz ex Etl. (accepted name): 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (9)
Sharing some pictures I guess is Salvia coccinea Buc’hoz ex Etl. (accepted name) shot at Chobhar Hill Kathmandu on 15 September 2016 at 4500 ft. 

Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra:: Wild Flower for ID NSJ-OCT 16/13 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Wild flowers located at Pithoragad (Uttarakhand) near KMVN Guest house. Aug 30, 2016.

Yes, some Salvia species but do not resemble to any wild species in Uttarakhand. May be a escape of cultivation.

Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Pink’ ??


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Karnataka : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3) – around 700 kb each.
again Karnataka, Hassan (1000m), january 2019.
Certainly a cultivar.

Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’


Salvia fulgens from Coimbatore: Sharing the images of Salvia fulgens from Anaikatti, Coimbatore.

Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Salvia fulgens Cav. from Khajuraho Temples MP:

Salvia fulgens Cav. from Khajuraho Temples MP
A beautiful Garden Plant
Pls Validate

Lamiaceae (inc. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae -Salvia fulgens from ,Coimbatore -BRSMAY01/14 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Sharing the image of Salvia fulgens from Coimbatore.

I think it should be Salvia coccinea only.
Looks different from Salvia fulgens as per


MS/May/2020/5 – ID of the plant Salvia species. : 7 posts by 3 authors. 4 correct images except for 1st.
Please identify the Salvia species.
Photo received from Bangalore taken a few months back (11.5.20).
Salvia species. Could be S.fulgens ?

Sorry additional photo of Rose has been attached by mistake. Please ignore this photo.

Salvia coccinea ??

O.K. …

Looks more like S.fulgens.

I think it should be Salvia coccinea only.
Looks different from Salvia fulgens as per


Salvia fulgens in FOI : 7 posts by 3 authors.

Yes, … It can not be Salvia fulgens. It is Salvia coccinea only.
…, kindly check Salvia coccinea page (https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a–-l/l/lamiaceae/salvia/salvia-coccinea).
Plant in the second row appears to be Salvia microphylla. Kindly note the lip  and leaf shape.

Thank you …, Done!


Swamy/New series/ID/38 – Salvia species.: 1 image.
I am forwarding herewith a cultivated Salvia for ID. Photographed in Mysore by a friend. The image has been received with a tag Salvia roemariana. I could not find a species of this name in NET. For me it looks different.

Its Salvia coccinea

Salvia plebeia R.Br. (accepted name) ?? : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Sharing some pictures I guess is Salvia plebeia R.Br. (accepted name) shot at Kurintar, Nepal on 12 April 2012 at 1000 ft.

Not S. plebeia. Some other plant.
S.plebeia in eFI.

Not sufficient details. Better to forget it !

One of the images is very good.
It is worth trying.

May be right ?