The canyon sage (Salvia lycioides) belongs to Lamiaceae (the Mint family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is native to the southwestern United States to northen and central Mexico. This herb grows on limestone hills and canyons, and up to a height of 30-45 cm. It is much-branched and sprawling. The leaves are dull green, ovate, hairy, and entire to finely toothed. The bright blue flowers bloom mostly in the spring and fall, when the nights are cooler, with sparse blooming during the summer.