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Mediterranean sage identification and control: Salvia aethiopis

Mediterranean sage identification and control

Salvia aethiopis

Mediterranean sage plant

Mediterranean sage is found in limited distribution in south central counties of eastern Washington State. This particular sage species impacts western rangeland and has a wide distribution in both Oregon and Idaho. The leaves of Mediterranean sage are large and densely hairy; in the immature sage, the leaves resemble those of mullein.

Legal status in King County, Washington

Class A noxious weed. Eradication of this plant is required in King County. This species 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 Mediterranean sage

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

Please notify us if you see Mediterranean sage 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 Mediterranean sage in order to help us and others locate new infestations in time to control them.

Report mediterranean sage in King County, Washington

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Related information

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).