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#91472 October 8th, 2006 at 12:25 PM
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Hi everyone...

i need to confirm if da plant with da red flowers is Scarlet Sage.. da leaves do have a smell... but not sure if itz da smell of sage coz i lost my lone baby common sage some time ago n have forgotten what it smells like....

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Thanx for your help.... wavey

#91473 October 8th, 2006 at 07:05 PM
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To me it looks like penstemon, but it's really hard to see from the picture. It could be salvia....... Sorry, I'm no help., but you just helped me! laugh kissies

#91474 October 9th, 2006 at 02:11 AM
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I think it looks like Salvia coccinea. grinnnn
Do the stems feel a little bit square?

#91475 October 9th, 2006 at 04:32 AM
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I though only stuff in the mint family had square stems...one more new fact!

#91476 October 9th, 2006 at 05:27 AM
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Kenny, Mints and Salvia, Monarda, bunches more are all in the Lamiaceae family. Gets real confusing sometimes, huh? wink

#91477 October 9th, 2006 at 11:56 AM
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Hi everyone...
thanx for your responses... zuzu's petals, when i get home i'll check to see whether da stem is squarish... what if it's not... meaning it is not Salvia then..? Then could it b s melcon6 said ...a penstemon??

..n melcon6 u've got me a bit puzzled...of course i'd b very glad if i had been of some help to u or to anyone for that matter...but what puzzles me is...what is it that i had done that has helped u...?

Thanx again everyone..n have a nice day!

#91478 October 9th, 2006 at 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by nmlAlba-dC15:
Hi everyone...
thanx for your responses... zuzu's petals, when i get home i'll check to see whether da stem is squarish... what if it's not... meaning it is not Salvia then..? Then could it b s melcon6 said ...a penstemon??
As Rosie has said, there is a HUGE family of plants with square stems:
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. . . Mints and Salvia, Monarda, bunches more are all in the Lamiaceae family.
but Penstemon isn't a member of that family.

So, finding out if the stem is square or not doesn't nail down the ID absolutely,
but it can help, by eliminating certain possibilities,
a square stem would rule out Penstemon,
while a truly round stem would rule out Salvia. wink

#91479 October 12th, 2006 at 09:13 AM
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Hi zuzu's petals...

i have checked n da stem is truly round.... so it's not Scarlet Sage then....!! Wonder what it is....

#91480 October 13th, 2006 at 07:23 AM
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Well . . . . . that's interesting,
. . . and not what I expected. laugh

I felt pretty certain that it would have the squarish stems of salvia/sage,
the foliage in the foreground really convinced me,
perhaps they are not part of the same plant?

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Maybe it is a Penstemon,
though the ones I'm familiar with have lanceolate foliage. Duh

#91481 October 14th, 2006 at 05:47 AM
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Hi zuzu's petal....

after reading your post i made another check... da last time i didnt look very carefully, i think...i just touched da stem...feeling it n thot it was truly round... this second time i looked more closely ... u r RIGHT!!! Da stem is squarish... it was small i thot it was round!
So it is Scarlet sage after all..?

TQ soo very much for your responses... u have been a great help...!!

Have a nice day!


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