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Common name

English: Rosemary

German: Rosmarin

Mandarin: 迷迭香 (mi die xiang)

Portuguese: Alecrim


Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2146)

      Order: Lamiales (175)

        Family: Lamiaceae (93)(family description)

          Genus: Rosmarinus (1)

            Epithet: officinalis L. (12)

Synonyms: Rosmarinus angustifolius Mill., Rosmarinus aunieri Gand., Rosmarinus communis Bubani, Rosmarinus cyanocalyx Gand., Rosmarinus flexuosus Jord. & Fourr., Rosmarinus latifolius Mill., Rosmarinus lavandulaceus Noë ex Debeaux, Rosmarinus laxiflorus Noë ex Lange, Rosmarinus ligusticus Gand., Rosmarinus massiliensis Gand., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Rosmarinus perrietii Gand., Rosmarinus platyphyllus Gand., Rosmarinus prostratus Mazziari

angustifolius => with narrow leaves

communis => common, or growing in society

flexuosus => bent alternately to right and left, like the path of a snake

latifolius => with broad leaves

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

platyphyllus => flat or broad leaf


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: blue, violet, white

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