Definition of Pitcher sage
1. Noun. California erect and sparsely branched perennial.
2. Noun. California plant with woolly stems and leaves and large white flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Lepechinia, Genus Sphacele, Lepechinia, Sphacele
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitcher Sage
Literary usage of Pitcher sage
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Popular Studies of California Wild Flowers by Bertha Marguerite Rice, Roland Rice (1920)
"pitcher sage it is called, because the flowers resemble in miniature a white porcelain pitcher, and the'name Sage is suggested by its fragrance. ..."
2. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"... which fact is betrayed by its opposite, wrinkly, sage-scented leaves; but its flowers have quite a different aspect. These are ample and PITCHER-SAGE ..."
3. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"pitcher sage. Erect, 3 or 4 ft. high, pubescent or even somewhat woolly; leaves very veiny or scarcely reticulated, broadly- ovate to oblong-ovate, obtuse, ..."
4. Under the Sky in California by Charles Francis Saunders (1913)
"... and bordered, as the way was that pleasant May day, with wild blossoms of varied hues and fragrance—pitcher sage and yucca and yellow mimulus, ..."
5. California Redwood Park, Sometimes Called Sempervirens Park: An Appreciation by Arthur Adelbert Taylor (1912)
"... californicum} with its pale colored lavender flowers and aromatic gummy leaves, the pitcher sage ..."
6. The Fauna of a Medial Tertiary Formation and the Associated Horizons of by Roy Ernest Dickerson, William Stephen Webster Kew (1917)
"Abdomen often pale yellow at base and green at apex. Described from thirty specimens taken by Mr. Giffard at I-os Altos, July 26, 1916, on pitcher-sage ..."