Botanical name: Salvia microphylla Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Synonyms: Salvia grahamii
Baby Sage is a shrub that grows up to 3-4 ft tall and wide, blooming in its first year and growing to full size in its second year. Flowers are red, 2-lipped. The leaves are ovate shaped, of varying sizes, and smooth or lightly covered with hairs. When crushed, the leaves have a strong fragrance, which has been described as pleasant and mint-like, but also as similar to that of blackcurrants, leading to the use of "Blackcurrant Sage" as an English name for this species. It sometimes spreads underground, producing dense patches.
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