Lamiaceae

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Salvia gregii is a member of the mint family, lamiaceae. Distinguishing features of this family include flowers exhibiting bilateral symmetry, aromatic compounds, and most interestingly square stems. In addition to mint this family includes basil, lavender, thyme, salvias, and rosemary.

S. gregii is a salvia. When the keel is depressed, two stamen and one forked stigma are exposed. The forked stigma, when sticking out, it looks like the tongue of a dragon. The stamen are fused to the corolla (petals) while the style is free, attached to the ovary.

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