Botanical Study No. 2

Salvia coccinea, Coral Nymph Sage.  Pencil and watercolor on paper. 

I had no idea that salvia and sage were the same plant.  The Latin name for this plant, Salvia, comes from salvare, meaning saved.  Sage is an herb, but I'm not sure whether or not this variety is safe to eat.  I bought these lovely coral blossomed plants today at the nursery.  I'll have to go back and ask whether or not it's edible.