Flower of the Day: Lyre-Leaved Sage

Salvia lyrata; Lamiaceae (mint family)

It’s that time of year – the time when the mint family plants start blooming.  They’re one of the dominant families in this area.  (Last year I saw more in this family than any other except the pea and aster families.)

The second picture is from last year, taken with the iphone; it’s the only half-decent one showing the basal leaves for which the plant is named.

lyre-leaved salvia closeup IMG_2642

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