|Chia is a member of the Mint Family.
plant grows to 20 inches in height and has green, oblong leaves that grow to
4 inches in length and, like other members of the mint family, square
stalks. The plant
typically grows in sandy washes and on desert slopes at elevations below
Though a member of the Mint
Family, Chia smells skunky.
Chia blooms between March - May and produces blue
flowers to 0.5 inches in length that form in rounded clusters at the
end of a stalk.