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Meadow clary identification and control: Salvia pratensis

Meadow clary identification and control

Salvia pratensis

meadow clary plant
Meadow clary is found in limited distribution in Stevens County, Washington where it is invasive and difficult to control in open range lands or pastures. It is a perennial with a persistent root stock. It is similar to clary sage, but its leaves are longer and more linear and its purple flowers lack the big showy bracts.

Legal status in King County, Washington

Meadow clary is a Class A noxious weed and eradication of this species is required in King County. It is also on the Washington quarantine list (known as the prohibited plants list) and it is prohibited to transport, buy, sell, offer for sale, or to distribute plants or plant parts, seeds in packets, blends or "wildflower mixes" of this species, into or within the state of Washington. For more information on noxious weed regulations, see Noxious weed lists and laws.

Additional information on meadow clary

What to do if you find this plant in King County, Washington


Please notify us if you see meadow clary growing in King County. Our program staff can provide the property owner or appropriate public agency with site-specific advice on how best to remove it. We map all known locations of regulated noxious weeds such as meadow clary in order to help us and others locate new infestations in time to control them.

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Report meadow clary in King County, Washington

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Related agencies

Program offices are located at 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104. To contact staff, see the Noxious Weed Control Program Directory, send an email, or call 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333).