Sages: White Sage in the Virtual Garden Tour at the Ohlone College Newark Center

White Sage (Salvia apiana)

  • Perennial evergreen shrub with gray-green leaves and white flowers
  • Native to the coasts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico
  • Very attractive to bees, hence Latin name “apiana” meaning “bee;” also historically used by Native Americans
—Photo by Lenna Withrow.