Mar. 12, 2021

white sage, Salvia apiana

White sage has been difficult to shoot. It seems like interesting little flowers like this would be a great subject. But they're just so disorganized! Fortunately, white sage has other virtues. You can easily acquire seeds, dried plant bits, or tinctures on the internet. Apparently it's very good for much of what ails you. The seeds can be planted, or you can put them in your eye. Yes, really, that is one use. Their mucilaginous properties will help you remove other bits that might have gotten in. White sage is native to the dry scrub of the southern CA coast, and in adjacent Mexico. There is conservation concerns because of human encroachment and because of over collecting by herbalists. Matthaei Gardens, UM, 6/30/15. Mint family, Lamiaceae.