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Common name

English: Winter savory

German: Berg-Bohnenkraut

Portuguese: Segurelha-das-montanhas


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Lamiaceae (97)(family description)

          Genus: Satureja (2)

            Epithet: montana L. (9)

Synonyms: Clinopodium montanum (L.) Kuntze, Micromeria montana (L.) Rchb., Micromeria pygmaea Rchb., Micromeria variegata Rchb., Satureja brevis Jord. & Fourr., Satureja ciliata Avé-Lall.

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

montana => growing in the mountains

montanum => growing in the mountains

pygmaea => little; small; short; low; dwarf

variegata => irregularly coloured, in stripes or patches


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

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