Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Salvia coccinea
Lorence & Wagner, 2020.
   Lamiaceae -- The Mint Family Bibliography
      Salvia coccinea

Common name(s): sage, liliehua, scarlet sage, Texas sage
General Information
DistributionNative from SE United States and Texas south to South America, now widely naturalized.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Annual or short-lived perennial herb; stems ascending to erect, 5‒10 dm long, conspicuously hispid and puberulent in lines.
Leaves petiolate; blade deltate-ovate, 2‒7 cm long, 0.8‒3 cm wide, adaxial surface moderately puberulent, abaxial surface pale, densely puberulent, becoming tomentose, margin crenate-serrate, sometimes proximal leaves long-ciliate, apex acute, base truncate to subcordate; petiole 0.5‒2.3 cm long.
Inflorescences terminal, racemose, flowers (1)3‒6 in verticillasters; bracts lanceolate, 3‒6 mm long, margin long-ciliate, caducous. Flowers with calyx often tinged purple, 6‒9 mm long, cleft nearly ½ its length, short-hirtellous; corolla red, tube 13‒17 mm long, upper lip 3.5‒5 mm long; stamens exserted ca. 3‒4 mm beyond corolla tube.
Fruit ca. 2.5 mm long.
2n = 20, 22.
Nancy Khan