Monday, June 19, 2017

Botany picture #245: Salvia patens

Today's botany picture is Salvia patens (Lamiaceae), a New World sage species photographed at the Botanic Gardens of Goettingen University while I was doing my PhD there. This plant has the most amazing blue flower colour, and consequently I was rather bemused to find a few years later that plant breeders have selected and were selling a white variant of this species. What is the point of that? It is like breeding an onion without taste, or a rose that doesn't produce flowers.

Okay, cranky get off my lawn mode deactivate.

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