Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: California endemic, Orocopia Mountains, Riverside County, to Chocolate Mountains, Imperial County (Munz, 1959). Possibly grows in San Bernardino County.
Salvia greatae may be characterized as a desert shrub with simple leaves, spiny-toothed or entire and tipped with a spine; calyx tomentose with short branched hairs like those of the leaves, its teeth lanceolate-spinose (Abrams, 1951).
Comments: Mojavean desert scrub (?) and Sonoran desert scrub (Smith and Berg, 1988). Dry washes and fans, below 600 ft, creosote bush scrub (Munz, 1959).
Persistence: PERENNIAL, Long-lived
Flowers showy, rose colored and fragrant.
The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats Public Records: 1Specimens with Barcodes: 1Species With Barcodes: 1
Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled
Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: Endemic to California, Salvia greatae is known from Imperial, Riverside, and possibly San Bernardino Counties.