Lyre-Leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata)
Image ID: 2020/ahgh189
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
Height: 1 to 2 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
Lyre-Leaved Sage may be easily confused with:
Bugle is darker in color.
- Ground Ivy
Ground ivy has leaves all along the plant, while the sage flowers grow on a spike above the leaves.
- Rough Hedge-Nettle
Lyre-leaved sage flowers have two distinct lobes on the lower lip.
- Wild Basil
Wild basil flowers grow from a disc-like head.
- Wood Sage
Note the two-lobed lower lip of lyre-leaved sage.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.