autumn sage

noun

: a small shrub (Salvia greggii) native to Texas and northern Mexico that is cultivated as an ornamental especially in the southwestern U.S. and has small, aromatic leaves and often showy flowers in terminal racemes
Autumn sage is sturdy, pretty, drought tolerant and, with its usually red flowers, manna for hummingbirds.Emily Green, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sept. 2004

called also cherry sage

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autumn sage was in 1937

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“Autumn sage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autumn%20sage. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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