Botanical name: Salvia mukerjeei Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Synonyms: Salvia lanata Roxb. [Illegitimate]
Woolly Sage is a white-woolly-haired perennial of drier areas, growing only less than a foot high. Blue flowers occur in many separated whorls, in a spike at the top of the stem. Flowers are about 2.5 cm long, flower-tube not longer than the calyx. Sepals tube is sticky hairy, ribbed, 2-lipped with spine-tipped teeth. Bracts rounded, broader than long, abruptly pointed. Leaves are only at the base, narrow, oblong-lancelike, without a stalk, mostly 8-15 cm. The leaves are also densely white-woolly beneath, obscurely toothed. Woolly Sage is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to W. Nepal, at altitudes of 1500-3000 m. Flowering April-June.
Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
The flower labeled Woolly Sage is ...