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|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Hyssopus (ancient name; but precisely what plant was the sacred Hyssop of the Jews is uncertain). Labiatae. Hyssop. A familiar plant, cultivated for medicine and also for ornament in hardy borders.
It is considered a genus of only 1 species, the numerous synonyms being referred mostly to H. officinalis or to the genus Lophanthus, 2 species of which are cult. Hyssopus has entire lvs.: Lophanthus has serrate lvs. Important generic characters of Hyssopus are the 15- nerved tubular calyx, divergent stamens, upper lip of corolla 2-lobed, lower 3-lobed, stamens 4, didynamous, nutlets ovoid and smooth and somewhat 3-sided.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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