Salvia apiana (White Sage) - Native evergreen salvia to southern California commonly found in coastal sage scrub and chaparral. Soft, gray-white leaves of white sage clothe the herbaceous stems, which are erect from the wooden base. White, fading to pale pink flowers form whorls along 3 to 4 foot stems in the spring and summer. White sage contains aromatic oils and resins, popular for use as incense. Native Americans and others use the dried or fresh leaves for ceremonial purposes, teas and shampoos.