Very unusual large (over an inch in length) flowers on this sage. They are yellowish when they first start to emerge; but, quickly turn brown. Each contains a large droplet of sweet nectar.
Fully matured flowers.
At Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
Golden Sage - Brown Salvia captured in a convent garden in Nelson, New Zealand
Golden Sage - Brown Salvia captured in a convent Spring garden in Nelson, New Zealand
The brown/copper coloured flower of the Golden Sage/Brown Salvia Nelson, New Zealand
Copyright Efeftherios Dariotis (Liberto Dario), horticulturist and botanist from Athens, Greece.