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pink Labiatae

Posted by linaria 7 Switzerland (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 31, 13 at 5:50

Hi there,
I found this little thing in a communal planting under an alley tree (Tilia), foliage remarkably dark and shiny.
and flowering now which I found interesting.

Anyone a guess?

Thanks a lot, bye, Lin

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RE: pink Labiatae

and a close-up, hope still helpfull though it is not too clear, thanks

RE: pink Labiatae

Can you get a close up? It's hard to see the features. Maybe a Satureja sp.? Satureja biflora??? In which case it is said to smell of lemon.

Here is a link that might be useful: S biflora

RE: pink Labiatae

Oops - crossed posts.

RE: pink Labiatae

germander? teucrium

RE: pink Labiatae

Hi flora,
I think the Satureja does not fit, the foliage is so shiny with this one and it didnt smelll when I touched it.

TinyBird, I think that could fit,

I will check with some botany book, now that I have a point to start,

Thanks everyone,

Bye, Lin

RE: pink Labiatae

A closeup of the foliage could help confirm Teucrium. If it is, the foliage should have a distinctive smell when crushed.

RE: pink Labiatae

I didn`t manage to see the plant itself again and snap better pics, but did a websearch for Teucrium chamaedrys. Should be it, the foliage and form of the flower fit quite well,
thanks again, bye, Lin

Here is a link that might be useful: foliage Teucrium chamaedrys

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