|Salvia akiensis, a
relatively newly discovered perennial species, occurs in Shimane and
Hiroshima Pref; in the former inhabiting a somewhat shady
countryside forest edge. The latter reportedly on a mountain stream.
The 30-50cm tall square-in-section stem organizes a rosette-like
mass of leaves with ternate- and pentatrinate-leaves at the base.
With lots of prominent hair on the corolla, the light bluish-purple
flowers come out in May in the prefecture.