purple sage

a plant, Salvia leucophylla, of the mint family, native to California, having silvery leaves and purple spikes of flowers.
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Other common vegetation includes the mountain mahogany, white-barked quaking aspen, and the purple sage.
On the steep flanks of volcanic tuff are mounds of yellow buckwheat, many varieties of penstemon, and purple sage.
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