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Common name

English: Kitchen sage

German: Echter Salbei

Mandarin: 撒尔维亚 (sa er wei ya)

Portuguese: Salva-das-boticas


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Lamiaceae (97)(family description)

          Genus: Salvia (10)

            Epithet: officinalis L. (11)

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet, pink

External links

Check for Salvia officinalis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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