White sage is an evergreen shrub with tall woody stems and tiny white flowers that are a favorite of bees. This beloved plant is found wild in a specialized habitat located in Southern and Baja California. Due to increased popularity and changing climate conditions, Salvia apiana is at risk for overharvest. We offer organically cultivated white sage to help take the pressure off wild stands and to help preserve this respected botanical for future generations.
Our certified organic cultivated white sage is a new project near and dear to our hearts meant to preserve this important botanical for future generations.
White sage is a flowering perennial that is native to the Southwestern United States. This plant loves to grow on sunny, arid slopes and has tall woody stems and tiny white flowers. White sage exists only in a relatively small range in southern California. Much of its limited range has been affected by human development. White sage is a member of the Lamiaceae plant family and also goes by the common names of California white sage and greasewood.
White sage leaves are often rolled into a large bundle and burned as an incense to purify physical spaces. This popularity has unfortunately led to the overharvesting of this plant, with the ongoing droughts in California also negatively affecting stands of white sage and slowing the recovery rate. Many prominent herbalists have suggested that enthusiasts consider growing their own. Mountain Rose Herbs is committed to the long-term sustainability of this precious botanical. We pledge to purchase only material that has been organically cultivated.
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