Lyreleaf Sage

Common Name: Lyreleaf Sage

Scientific Name: Salvia lyrata

Family: Lamiaceae

Habitat: Meadows, Woodlands

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Height: Up to 2 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Average, Well drained

Pollinators: Butterflies, Birds

Description: Lyreleaf Sage is a native wildflower that blooms between late spring and early summer and can be identified by its lavender tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers. Lyreleaf Sage is a member of the Lamiaceae, or mint, family and is known for attracting many pollinators, including butterflies. Lyreleaf Sage can be found growing in woodlands or meadows where there is full sun to partly shady conditions and average, well-drained soil. Lyreleaf Sage will easily naturalize and can be planted in native, woodland, or pollinator gardens. This photo of Lyreleaf Sage was taken along the Watershed Trail at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.