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Satureja thymbra


Satureja thymbra
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 12:34
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Satureja is a genus of aromatic plants of the family Lamiaceae, related to rosemary and thyme. There are about 30 species called savories, of which Summer Savory and Winter Savory are the most important in cultivation.

Satureja species are native to warm temperate regions and may be annual or perennial. They are low-growing herbs and subshrubs, reaching heights of 15-50 cm.

The leaves are 1 to 3 cm long, with flowers forming in whorls on the stem, white to pale pink-violet.


Selected species

* Satureja acinos
* Satureja alpina
* Satureja coerulea
* Satureja cuneifolia
* Satureja douglasii Yerba Buena (syn. S. chamissonis)
* Satureja hortensis Summer Savory
* Satureja mexicana
* Satureja montana Winter Savory
* Satureja multiflora Chilean Shrub Mint
* Satureja palmeri (believed extinct; rediscovered 2001)
* Satureja rumelica
* Satureja spicigera
* Satureja thymbra
* Satureja viminea Serpentine Savory
* Satureja viminea
* Satureja vulgaris Wild Basil


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