Teucrium polium

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 Teucrium polium subsp. var.  Golden germander, Felty Germander
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Height: 4 in to 16 in
Width: 6 in to 12 in
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
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USDA Zones: 7 to 10
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Flower features: orange, yellow, blue, purple
Lamiaceae > Teucrium polium var. , L.

Teucrium polium (known popularly as felty germander) is a sub-shrub and herb native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Its flowers are small and range from pink to white, and its leaves are used in cooking and for medicinal purposes, particularly for the treatment of stomach ailments.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Teucrium polium, Linn. Low canescent-tomentose, lanate or rarely pilose-hispid shrubs, 2-6, rarely 12 in. high: basal branches procumbent, ascending or rarely sub-erect: lvs. cuneate-oblong or linear, sessile, crenate, margin revolute, upper surface very short-tomentose, densely lanate or pilose, color, especially above, yellowish hoary, golden or rarely green; floral lvs. similar: floral whorls few, 2-6-fld., condensed in a globose or oblong head, which is solitary or often several corymbosely glomerate: fls. white, yellow, or purple; calyx tubular-campanulate; corolla small. Medit. region and Orient.—A decidedly variable species. Var. flavescens, Benth. (T. aureum, Schreb.), has broader lvs., very hairy heads and yellow tips to the branches. CH

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