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Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

Description:

Rosemary was used to strengthen our memories before we found out it's useful benefits to us. Rosemary has a unique pine-like fragrant flavor that is balanced by a rich pungency, a combination that evokes both the forest and the sea. Its memorable flavor and unique health benefits makes it an indispensable herb for every kitchen. Rosemary grows on a small evergreen shrub belonging to the Labiatae family that is related to mint. Its leaves look like flat pine-tree needles, deep green in color on top while silver-white on their underside.

Habitat:

Rosemary will grow in both temperate and subtropical areas at temperatures between 6 and 24°C (39–75°F). It will grow best in soils with a pH of 6–6.5. The plant can be propagated from seed or from cuttings from an established plant. Seeds germinate slowly, emerging after 3–4 weeks. Transplants should be planted 45 cm (18 in) apart allowing 1.2 m (4 ft) between rows. My rosemary plant in my backyard lives in the regular 70 degrees F range accompanied with a lot of others plants around it.

Notes:

USES: Rosemary leaves can be used fresh or dried as a herb in cooking or in salads. The leaves and flowers can be used to extract rosemary oil which is used as a seasoning or as a scent in soaps and household products.

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Kamehameha Schools
Spotted by a stud ent at Kamehameha Schools

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Oct 22, 2014
Submitted on Dec 9, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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