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Satureja montana

Sarriette commune
Winter Savory

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

6-12 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

10-40 cm

Description

An aromatic sub-shrub, resembling a small rosemary, woody at the base.

Dry, sunny, grassy banks and roadsides.

Flowers

Flower colour ranges from pink-purple to white. It has 2 lips, lower lip with 3 lobes.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Narrow, pointed, opposite, margins dotted with glands.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 4 small nuts enclosed within the calyx.

Edible

Leaves: a slightly peppery tasting culinary herb.

Medical

Leaves: aid the digestion and stimulate appetite, added to bean dishes to reduce flatulence.

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