This Class A weed is found in limited distribution in Stevens County, where it is invasive and difficult to control in open range lands or pastures. Eradication of clary sage is required in King County.
In Western WA, clary sage is sometimes sold as a garden ornamental. It is on the state quarantine list, and is illegal to buy, sell or offer this plant for sale in WA. This sage is distinguished by the large, colorful bracts found beneath each flower.
Additional information on clary sage
What to do if you find this plant in King County, Washington
Please notify us if you see clary sage growing in King County. Our program staff can provide the property owner or appropriate public agency with site-specific advice on how best to remove it. We map all known locations of regulated noxious weeds such as clary sage in order to help us and others locate new infestations in time to control them.