Can you eat purple sage, Texas Sage? This perennial evergreen shrub with grayish leaves and fabulous purple flowers is actually not sage at all. This purple bush goes by the name Silverleaf, Texas Ranger Plant, Thunder Cloud or most commonly Purple Texas Sage.
Leucophyllum frutescens is the scientific name for this Texas Sage bush and it is a member of the figwort family.
The Texas Sage shrub with white flowers is called White Cloud. According to the National Gardening Association, Texas Sage is one plant that is most often ignored by deer unless they are starving. Rabbits and other small animals in the desert will not eat Texas Sage either. It is safe to say that this white or purple flowering bush is critter proof!
Eating Texas Sage is not recommended. Nonetheless, it is a gorgeous addition to your sun-filled garden! Texas Sage is a popular ornamental plant that does best in dry, warm locations. This flowering desert bush can grow up to eight feet high. In Arizona, Purple Sage is often used as a border or hedge for a yard.
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