Salvia columbariae Benth.
Common name: Chia or Chia sage
Family: Lamiaceae (the mint family)
Native, common component of coastal sage scrub and chaparral, especially on disturbed sites and after fire
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Close-up of inflorescence
Chia after fire (Lone Pine Canyon)
Information from the CalFlora datadatabase (links to images, distribution, and species description)