Salvia africana-lutea (beach salvia)
Salvia africana-lutea (Photo: Wolfgang Stuppy)
Salvia africana-lutea L.
beach salvia, dune salvia, golden salvia
Least Concern (LC) according to Red List of South African Plants 2009, following IUCN Red List criteria.
Dry hillsides, coastal sand dunes and fynbos near the sea.
About this species
Salvia africana-lutea is native to the Cape region of South Africa, an area noted for its exceptionally rich flora and high levels of endemism (species unique to a particular area, region or country).
This species was known by 1731 to Philip Miller, Superintendent at the Chelsea Physic Garden, and was described and named by Linnaeus in Species Plantarum (1753).
Salvia aurea L., Salvia lutea L., Salvia colorata L., Crolocos aurea (L.) Raf., Salvia eckloniana Benth.