Black Sage

Black Sage Plant Information

Black Sage grows in the following 1 states:


Cordia curassavica, commonly known as Black Sage or Wild Sage, is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae. It is sometimes called Tropical Black Sage to distinguish it from another unrelated species named Black Sage, Salvia mellifera. It is native to tropical America but has also been widely introduced to Southeast Asia and the tropical Pacific region, where it is an invasive weed. The specific epithet is a latinised form of Curaao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea region and the locality of the type collection.

Black Sage is a many-branched shrub growing up to 3m in height and smelling strongly of sage. Its leaves are lanceolate to ovate in shape, 40-100mm long and 15-60mm wide. The small white flowers grow in clusters at the ends of the branches; they have a funnel-shaped corolla, 4-6mm long. The small, fleshy red fruits each contain a single 4-5mm long seed.

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