Rosemary

Salvia rosmarinus (Lamiaceae)

Characteristics

Woody, evergreen, perennial herb. Fragrant, needle-like leaves (essential oils). Flowers white, pink, purple or blue.

Rosemary is used as one of the most famous herbs in the culinary arts, but also as an attractive and drought-tolerant ornamental plant in gardens and parks.

Distribution

Native to the Mediterranean region, today widespread in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions around the world.

Natural Medical Properties

No known.

Did you know?

The name «rosemary» derives from Latin «ros marinus» (“dew of the sea”).

Rosemary may have pest control effects in gardens.

Further reading:

Literature

World Flora Online
WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families
A working list of all plant species