These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.Satureja douglasii
Perennial, native from Los Angeles County in Southern California to British Columbia. Plant grows to 6 in. high, spreading to 3 ft. wide by slender stems that root as they grow. Roundish, scallop-edged, 1-in. leaves have a strong minty scent. Small white or lavender-tinted flowers in spring and summer. Grown as a groundcover. Dried leaves make a pleasant tea, which early settlers drank to treat a variety of ailments, hence the plant’s common name (Spanish for “good herb”). Prefers part shade but tolerates full sun in cool-summer climates. Grows best in rich, moist soil but takes drought as well as boggy conditions.
Flower stalk to 2 ft.; flowers are 1 in. long and golden yellow with a purple-black midrib and veins.
Native to South Africa’s eastern Cape. Grows to 4 ft. tall and wide, with keeled green leaves th...
This perennial grows to 1–2 ft. high with branches trailing to spread 3 ft. or more. Soft, hairy...