Satureja hortensis L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Santoreggia domestica

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Satureja hortensis L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 24 Oct 2021'

General Information

"Much branched annual; stems 1–3 dm, finely hairy; lvs linear to narrowly oblanceolate, often revolute, 1–2 cm; fls few in the uppermost axils, subsessile, subtended by reduced lvs and separated by short internodes, forming compact, spike-like, often secund infls; cal nearly regular, 5 mm, the lobes about equaling the tube; cor pale pink-purple to white, 5–7 mm; style-branches short, slender, subequal; 2n=45–48. Native of the Mediterranean region and sw. Asia, escaped from cult. here and there in our range. July–Sept."

  • Provided by: [D].New York Botanical Garden
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    Annual to 35 cm. Stems branched with very short retrorse white hairs. Leaves spread over stem, linear to linear-lanceolate, 10-20 x 1-3 mm, tapering into an inconspicuous petiole, gland-dotted, with few simple hairs. Verticillasters conferted or distant, with 5-15 congested or lax flowers. Bracts c. 1.5 x length of calyces. Calyx ± bilabiate, 3-5 mm, gland-dotted and with simple hairs; teeth narrow linear to subulate, apiculate, to 3 mm, lower somewhat longer than upper. Corolla lilac, pink or white, 5-10 mm; tube included in or somewhat exserted from calyx. Nutlets broad oblong-ovoid, pale brown, 1-1.4 mm long.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora of Pakistan
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    10–30 cm hoch, nicht verholzt, kurz behaart, meist reich verzweigt, mit aufrechten Ästen, einjährig, stark aromatisch. Stängel oft rötlich. Blätter schmal-lanzettlich, ganzrandig, kurz gestielt, 1–3 cm lang. Blüten zu 1–3 in den obersten Bla

  • Provided by: [A].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    7–9. Kultiviert und gelegentlich verwildert, kollin-montan.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    Other Local Names

    Santoreggia domesticaItalianCH
    Echtes BohnenkrautGermanCH
    Saturegia cultivadaRaeto-RomanceCH
    Sarriette communeFrenchCH


     Information From

    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Flora of Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    New York Botanical Garden
    Descriptions of plants should be attributed to the full citation for each individual article, chapter or book that is the source for each record, which should include the authors of original publication.
    • D Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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