4. Salvia wardii E. Peter, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 39: 176. 1936.
西藏鼠尾草 xi zang shu wei cao
Plants perennial. Stems robust, 40-75 cm, densely spreading glandular hairy mainly toward apex, hairs ca. 0.5 mm. Basal leaves numerous; petiole ca. 2 × as long as blade, shorter in stem leaves; basal leaf blades ovate to subhastate, 7-16 × 3.5-8 cm, adaxially slightly corrugate, sparsely appressed short hairy, abaxially pilose, densely so on veins, densely red glandular, base strongly cordate with rounded or subacute lobes, margin crenate, apex acute; stem leaf blades circular. Racemes or panicles terminal, ± compact; rachis densely glandular pilose; bracts glandular ciliate, lower leaflike, narrowly ovate, upper ones shorter, to 1.5 cm. Calyx broadly campanulate, 1.2-1.5 cm, ca. 1 cm wide at mouth, tinged purple, densely glandular pilose mainly along veins; upper lip entire, broadly triangular-ovate; teeth of lower lip triangular, apex acute. Corolla 3.5-4 cm, blue with white on lower lip; tube gradually dilated upward, straight, pilose annulate; upper lip ca. 1/3-1/2 as long as exserted part of tube, erect, broadly ovate, finely pilose; lower lip longer than upper, middle lobe obcordate, margin finely erose; lateral lobes semiovate. Connectives curved, semicircular (specimens not seen).
* Alpine gravelly grasslands, thickets; 3600-4500 m. Xizang.