Salvia nubicola Wall. ex Sweet , Brit. Fl. Gard. 2: 140 1826. (Syn: Salvia glutinosa subsp. nubicola (Wall. ex Sweet) Murata);
Images by Balkar Singh, Prashant Awale, Prashant Awale & (Nidhan Singh – Id by Gurcharan Singh), (For
more photos & complete details, click on the links, (inserted by Bhagyashri



Himalayan Yellow Sage; 
In S. nubicola flowers are paler, corolla narrower and lips widely separated, leaves hastate-sagittate.
The flowers of S. campanulata are deeper yellow, corolla broader and lips less flaring, leaves ovate-cordate 




Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Salvia nubicola from Manali: Salvia nubicola, photographed from Manali





Flora of Chakrata: Salvia nubicola from Deovan Road and Budher Caves Road:  Salvia nubicola from Deovan Road and Budher Caves Road
Growing wild at about 2200 mts

Earlier name for this (in Indian books not S. glutinosa L which is distinct.) is S. glutinosa

4 AUG 12
Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail about 8100 ft




VoF Week: Salvia nubicola from the way to Ghangriya:  Salvia nubicola from the way to Ghangriya



VOF Week: Salvia nubicola — along Govindghat- Ghangaria trail: Salvia nubicola ( Family: Lamiaceae) — along Govindghat- Ghangaria trail.

Yes … Good photographs



VOF Week: Salvia nubicola from the valley: This was quite common in the area and was shot from one or more places inside the valley entrance…thanks..

Yes … Very good photographs



Salvia campanulata from Bhadarwah J&K: Sharing after a long time on the group due to problem in my laptop.

Kindly confirm ID
Bot. name: Salvia campanulata
Family: Lamiaceae
Location: Bhadarwah Valley J&K
Altitude: 2800 m asl
Date: 14th August 2012

It also resemble to Salvia nubicola!

The flowers of S. campanulata are deeper yellow, corolla broader and lips less flaring, leaves ovate-cordate

In S. nubicola flowers are paler, corolla narrower and lips widely separated, leaves hastate-sagittate.
Flowers suggest S. nubicola. I better view of lower leaves should help in settling the ID.

This is what gets non-taxonomists…
when distinction (if any ) is based only on adjectives like…paler, broader, less than, narrower…. 
what makes such keys difficult to put into action is… what is it that we are comparing since pictures are of one plant… its not like like we are examining herbaria specimen where many specimen sheets would be available?
so what to do?

compare these and enjoy
S. campanulata
S. nubicola


Flora of Chakrata 2013:: Salvia glutinosa : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.

This herb, the Sticky Sage was shot from near Budher, Chakrata this August.. Salvia glutinosa L.

Beautiful pics.

Is it Salvia nubicola Wall. ex Sw. (=Salvia glutinosa L.)?

Thanks … for liking.. I think you are right …
this should correctly be Salvia nubicola Wall. ex Sw. ..
According to Wikipedia a similar European species is Salvia glutinosa thanks a lot for correction…

Yes S. nubicola

efi thread 2




Salvia nubicola — enroute Sai Ropa at GHNP – PKA29 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5). 

Seen this herb near Sai Ropa at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 1600m.

Bot. name: Salvia nubicola

Family: Lamiaceae 

Perfect pics to show glandular pubescence and nectar guides.

Thanks for these fine pics of S.nubicola.

Thanks … In fact this was another very common herb spotted at GHNP..

Very beautiful pics.. This is one of the “very photogenic” plants..thanks for sharing



Salvia nubicola Wall. ex Sweet
along Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail on August 4, 2012

Another very good upload.

Salvia nubicola, photographed from Manali.




Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight:Lamiaceae,Salvia nubicola from Chakrata-GSMAY142/145 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Salvia nubicola (syn S.glutinosa), photographed from Tiger Falls area of Chakrata




This high herb with beautiful flowers was shot near Budher in Chakrata..
I hope this is rightly identified as Salvia glutinosa

how pretty

the first one looks like pink birds with slender black beaks peering demon from their perch

lovely but can get pesky weedy if not controlled

… the Himalayan plant (S. gutinosa auct. , Hook.f., non L.) is correctly S. nubicola, differentiated by taller erect habit, thicker leaves and cleft lower lip of corolla clearly seen in your photographs.

Here is excellent comparison.  

Thanks … for your enjoyable inputs..

Thanks … for exact nomenclature… was not sure therefore, that’s why the thumbnails are labelled as S. nubicola




Sticky, erect herb from trek route leading to Ghanghariya from Gobind Ghat..
Salvia nubicola.. 



Salvia nubicola AT SEP2016/02 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Salvia nubicola
Himalayan Yellow Sage
Narkanda (Shimla, H.P.)
August 31, 2016

Beautiful images!



Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra:: Wild flower for ID NSJ-OCT 16/09 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild flower for ID. Photo taken on Aug 15, 2016 on the way to Budhi from Gala (Uttarakhand) Altitude 8000 feet.

Looks like Salvia nubicola

… is correct, this is Salvia nubicola. It occurs over a wide altitudinal range and varying habitats, from those with high to low-rainfall. Distributed from Pakistan to Bhutan.




Saw these along the Govindghat-Ghangaria trail, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.

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