University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Salvia (Salvia spp.)

Salvia is an herbaceous annual ranging from 6 to 36 inches in height, depending on the cultivar. It usually has square stems. Simple leaves are opposite, oval or lanceolate. Margins are crenate. Flowers are borne in spikes which may be scarlet, purple, pink, blue, white or yellow.