Can you eat purple sage, Texas Sage? This perennial evergreen shrub with grayish leaves and budding purple flowers is actually not sage at all.
Rarely called Silverleaf, this popular bush is predominately specified as Texas Ranger Plant or Purple Texas Sage.
Leucophyllum frutescens is the scientific name for this Sage Bush, and it is a member of the figwort family.
Texas Sage shrubs with white flowers are 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 this Purple Sage either. It is safe to say that this white or purple flowering bush is critter proof!!
This flowering desert bush can grow up to 8 feet high! In Arizona, Purple Sage is often used as a border or hedge for yards.