Physical Setting
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Physical Setting
Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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PlantsNative TreesNative ShrubsNative CactusesWildflowersOther Plants
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Scarlet Sage (Stachys coccinea)
scarlet sageDESCRIPTION: 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).

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