Salvia dichroantha

 

Salvia dichroantha

 

Kutnu
 
 
Perennial herb. Stems 25-55 cm, ascending-erect, branched above or not, eglandular-pubescent. Leaves simple, narrowly oblong to oblong-lanceolate, ± cordate, 4.5-8 x 1.2-3 cm, rugulose, pubescent with numerous sessile glands, crenulate; petiole 2-4.5 cm. Verticillasters 2-6-flowered, ± approximating. Bracts ovate-acuminate, 3-6 x 3-4 mm. Pedicels 0.5-2 mm. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 5-7 mm, to c. 8 mm in fruit, pubescent with numerous sessile glands ; tube ventricose, not squamulate; upper lip falcate. Stamens B. Nutlets rounded trigonous, ovoid, 2 x 1.5 mm. Fl. 7-9. Steppe, clearings in forest, fallow fields, roadsides, 810-1800 m.
Endemic. Ir.-Tur. element. Related to the E. Anatolian S. nemorosa, but without the prominent violet bracts of that species and often with a greyish-white indumentum.