Clary sage identification and control
This Class A Noxious Weed is found in limited distribution in Stevens County, where it is invasive and difficult to control in open range lands or pastures. Eradication of clary sage is required in King County. In Western Washington, clary sage is sometimes sold as a garden ornamental. However, it is on the state quarantine list, and is illegal to buy, sell or offer this plant for sale in Washington. For more information on noxious weed regulations and definitions, see Noxious weed lists and laws.
Clary sage can be distinguished by the large, colorful bracts found beneath each flower. However, sage species are difficult to distinguish so it is best to get an expert identification before removing.
Additional information on clary sage
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board (external link)
What to do if you find this plant in King County, Washington
Please notify us if you see clary 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 clary sage in order to help us and others locate new infestations in time to control them.
Report clary sage in King County, Washington
- Please notify us through our online infestation form
Locate clary sage in King County, Washington
- Use our interactive noxious weed map and search for clary sage