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Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

Description:

This herb is an evergreen shrub, with lovely aromatic linear leaves. Colored a dark shade of green above and white below, the leaves of the rosemary give off a beautiful fragrance, and with its small pale blue flowers, the plant is cultivated extensively.

Habitat:

Rosemary grows freely in much of southern Europe and is cultivated throughout the world, although the shrub is native to the Mediterranean regions. This perennial plant needs full sun, and a sandy, well-limed soil, but it can also be wintered indoors. Rosemary generally grows best in light, well-drained, rather dry soil, with its recommended pH range about 6.0 to 7.5. If the soil's pH is below 6.0, one can safely add lime or ground-up eggshells to the soil.

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Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Feb 11, 2011
Submitted on Apr 11, 2011

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