Apparently over the past half-decade, it has become increasingly collected and trafficked and is becoming more and more rare and endangered. This disturbing article illuminates more on this. Given how zealous these poachers seem to be, what’s stopping them from using iNat to track down new sages to harvest?
Definitely an important discussion to have. The best practice for these kind of cases is to flag the taxon (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/64134-Salvia-apiana) and promote a discussion there; not everyone who uses iNat is on the forum, so valuable contributors to the discussion may miss out.