Evergreen rosmarinus officinalis: rosemary

Plot 51 Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae.

Köhler's Medicinal Plants Rosmarinus officinalis

The name “rosemary” derives from the Latin for “dew” (ros) and “sea” (marinus), or “dew of the sea”, because in many locations, it needs no water other than the humidity carried by the sea breeze to live.

The plant is an evergreen shrub, so the leaves are available fresh all year round.

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