Salvia leucantha Cav., Icon. 1: 16 1791. (Syn: Salvia bicolor Sessé & Moc.; Salvia leucantha f. iobaphes Fernald);
Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet sage;


Please Confirm Id_28122010DS_SN1: I am really thrilled going through  the posting by … and your id of
this flower – Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’. I found the same plant ( at least I seem so) in Uttaranchal, Mayabati in, October 2010, where I was told the name as Hamiltonia – a garden flower. As the pic was no clear – I did not send it for identification- but now the posting of … reminds me of that flower. I am posting the pic. please confirm my id.

– Hamiltonia is a shrub from family Rubiaceae, a much different plant
The above plant is with white corolla as such typical Salvia leucantha


Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Salvia leucantha from California: Salvia leucantha commonly cultivated in gardens, and roadsies in California


Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’, from California: Salvia leucantha cultivar ‘Midnight’, differentiated by its purple corolla (not white), commonly cultivated in California


ID26102012PHK1:   Id Please
A shrub at Almorha, Uttarakhand

Salvia leucantha

Commonly planted and running as escape in Western Himalayas. We have it very common here in California also.


Request for ID : 231210 :AK-3: Again taken at Peradeniya Gardens, Kandy, Sri Lanka on the 17th of November, 2010.

-Typical S. leucantha has white corolla. This cultivar is known as Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’

wild flower for id mm2 30 01 2012:  flowering bush for id.
aromatic leaves
stems were slightly woody
binsar wildlife sanctuary, near almora, uttarakhand.
one of the few flowering plants
saw it at 6,500 and again at 8,000 ft

would very much appreciate an identity

Wild or cultivated??

Looks like Salvia leucantha

it was growing wild,

the local boys did not know its name

Salvia leucantha as suggested by …

Salvia leucantha came to my mind too.
Remember I had photographed it in Peradeniya Gardens, Sri Lanka and you had identified it?

Requesting to please ID this plant with Salvia like flowers in a cultivated garden in San Francisco, USA in May 2013.

It may be a cultivar of Salvia leucantha.

Yes it is Salvia leucantha

I found two in California, this one with white corolla and cultivar ‘Midnight’ with purple corolla.

Thank you … for ID…

I really appreciate the help provided by experts on this forum to ID plans even from faraway lands….


Salvia leucantha from Institute of Advance Studies Shimla

Yes … Nice photographs


Ornamental Plant For ID : Bangalore : 151213 : AK-18 : Attachments (3).  3 posts by 2 authors.

A cultivated potted plant seen in Bangalore on 21/11/13.

Salvia leucantha?

Kindly confirm id.

Salvia leucantha I hope.

Salvia For ID : California : 25NOV14 : AK-61 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Salvia seen in San Francisco on 1st Oct,14.

Cultivated garden plant.

Salvia leucantha?

Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’, normal plants have white corolla


Sir Ji, I now recollect. You had identified from Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Thanks

Now I will always remember.

Salvia leucantha – HP, Oct 2014 :: ARKJAN-22/22 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Attached are pictures of Salvia leucantha captured cultivated near Mcleodganj, HP in Oct 2014.

Yes, very nice

Salvia leucantha Cav.

at a resort in Ooty on November 16, 2011

Excellent clicks


Seen in Fremont on 28/09/14.

A cultivated garden plant.

I think Salvia leucantha

No doubt, Salvia leucantha, a widely cultivated plant.


Salvia leucantha captured at USA, San Francisco in April 2013.

Attached are pictures of Salvia leucantha captured at Mcleodganj near Dharamshala in October 2014.
Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.

Cultivated, garden plant at Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Posted earlier.
Identified by …

From San Francisco.

Picture taken on 1st Oct,2014.

Posted earlier, identified by …

Yes …

Salvia leucantha Cav. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Sharing some pictures of Salvia leucantha Cav. shot at kakani on 13 July 2013 at 600 ft.

I think matches with images at Salvia leucantha

Yes. It is Salvia leucantha.
Mostly grown in hilly areas.

Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra::Salvia Sp. for ID NSJ-OCT 16/21 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Salvia Sp ?? for identification. Photo taken near Pithoragad (road side) Aug 30, 2016. Altitude around 5500 feet.

This plant was also seen at Darjiling.

Salvia leucantha, an ornamental shrub.

Another new plant for me, not recorded for NW Himalaya. Certainly did not remind me of any known Himalayan species of Salvia!
Please note that Salvia leucantha is an alien species in this part of the world being a native of Mexico. Reported to be cultivated in India and the Himalaya. All over the world we have species which have escaped from cultivation and naturalised.  ‘Enumeration of the Flowering Plants of Nepal’ give an altitudinal range of 1300-1700m.
‘Flora of Bhutan’ have a record of it being cultivated at Kurseong.

Flower for Id- ID21022018SH1 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Flower for id pl. Is it Salvia lucantha?
Location -Sattal, Uttarakhand
Date – Nov. 2016

Details not clear. Pl. post original image

Posting two images again

Attachments (1) – 3 Mb.

Attachments (1) – 4 Mb.

I also think matches with images at Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha cultivar ‘Midnight’, differentiated by its purple corolla (not white),

commonly cultivated in California

yes. very nice

Salvia leucantha commonly cultivated in gardens, and roadsides in California

Salvia leucantha from Bangalore.

Cultivated potted plant.


This is a cultivated species, especially in hilly areas, these shots are from Mussoorie..
Salvia leucantha I think..



Salvia leucantha Cav. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6) – around 700 kb each.
Location: Kakani,  Nepal
Altitude :6000 ft.
Date: 19 June 2018
Habit : Cultivated

Salvia Species for ID : Atlanta, Georgia : 02FEB19 : AK-5 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Another cultivated Salvia Species.

Salvia leucantha?

Yes, to me also appears close to images at

Yes, looks like S. leucantha; we call it Mexican Bush Sage or Mexican Salvia.


CULTIVATED FLOWER AT THE IIAS, SHIMLA, FOR ID PLEASE : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Could the members of this esteemed group help identify this beautiful flower at the IIAS, Shimla. The photograph was taken last week.

Salvia leucantha Cav.

is it planted? or naturalized? wild?



Flower for Id. Is this Salvia leucantha?
Location – Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary (Uttarakhand)
Date – November 2016

Correct ID !


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