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  • Black Sage


    Black sage (Salvia mellifera)  is abundantly found throughout the area, full of light blue flowers from March to June. Leaves are dark green and wrinkled.  It is not clear why it is called "black."   It is favored by bees and used in teas for coughs, colds,and heart ailments, and in a poultice for arthritis.  It has antiseptic, sedative and pain relieving properties.