Species Detail

Salvia apiana Jepson
White sage


Scientific Name:  
Salvia apiana Jepson
Common Name:  
White sage
Myaamia Name:  
none contemporary use only
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal, Customs
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Salvia apiana Jepson
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Customs  Used to smudge, with tobacco, drum and singers, graves during a funeral, and placed into grave.. According to Daryl Baldwin, white sage was not used historically, but sweet everlasting instead (email from Nov. 20, 2006 between MG and DB). – Michael Gonella
No Reference Specified Use - Customs/Medicinal  the chief smokes a sick person for healing.
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Food  hung dry and possibly used for cooking
Botanical Sources  
Salvia apiana Jepson
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Native to arid and semi-arid areas of western U.S.
Related Sources  
Salvia apiana Jepson
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gonella, M.P. 2003-2005   Only two plants; wild tobacco and red cedar; were used traditionally as ceremonial plants by the Miami. Contemporary uses of other plants in ceremonies; including white sage Salvia apiana; from western U.S. and sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata have been acquired often from the pan-Indian movement of modern times