|Scarlet Sage (Stachys coccinea)|
DESCRIPTION: Also called Texas Betony. Flowers scarlet, tubular, to 1.25" long in whorls around stem. Flowers have two lips, lower lip in 3 lobes. Leaves simple, toothed, oval to triangular, opposite, to 3" long. Stems are square as in other members of the mint family. Labiatae (Mint) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom March to October. Occur in moist habitats (this picture taken near Sabino Dam).