Plants of Stone Lakes NWR

Hummingbird Sage

Perennial Herb

Hummingbird Sage

Salvia spathacea

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A very drought tolerant and highly aromatic perennial, Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea) grows best in partly shaded areas. Deer and gophers will avoid this plant, but it does attract grizzly bears, which are extinct in California. As the name implies, this sage is attractive to hummingbirds and beneficial pollinating species.