It’s growth exhausted, this dessicated stalk of hummingbird sage (Salvia spathacea) is a relic of Southern California’s 2005-2006 rain season. A robust member of the mint family, the flowering stalks typically grow to a height of 1-3 ft., but in this case the full stalk reached about 4 ft. The 2006-2007 rain season was too dry to produce flowering stalks in this area.
From a run at Sage Ranch Park on August 22, 2007.
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