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Old May 18, 2009, 5:20 PM   #1
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1. White Sage (a california native)
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2. Cleveland Sage (a California native)
I'll try to get a better picture when the wind stops blowing!
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3. Waverly Sage, mature flowers (a cultivar of unknown origin)
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4. Waverly Sage, new flowers
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5. Waverly Sage is a favorite of hummingbirds (small bird, smaller flowers)
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Old May 18, 2009, 6:39 PM   #2
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Wow....#2 and #4 are my fav's. I really like the colors in #2. Thanks for sharing.
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Old May 18, 2009, 8:42 PM   #3
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So #2 is a type of sage? I never knew that. They aren't the easiest thing to photograph, at least I can't manage to get a good shot of one. Or maybe I'm thinking of something else that's similar - I'll have to check. I'm always photographing plants and flowers and am so totally clueless as to what they are. Keep identifying stuff - I'll eventually figure them out.
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Not living in sage country, I am not familiar with these, but your captures are absolutely beautiful. Robert
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Old May 23, 2009, 9:44 PM   #5
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Thanks Mandy and Robert for the kind words.

Harriet, there are a number of sages (not to be confused with sagebrush) native to California - these are easily told by the way the flowers are clustered in whorls at intervals along the stems. As these are mints, crushing the leaves between the fingers releases a pungent aroma.

Here is another variety of Cleveland Sage (posted separately elsewhere):
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Old May 24, 2009, 6:22 AM   #6
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I love #2 and 4, excellent work penolta!

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Thanks Bob for the nice words.
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Great series, really like nr2 & 3

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Old Jun 5, 2009, 1:41 PM   #9
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Great series, really like nr2 & 3

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