These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.Satureja douglasii
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 strong minty scent. Small white or lavender-tinted flowers in spring and summer. Grown as a ground cover. 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.
Little-used but attractive clan of shrubs or small trees noted for thick, leathery, glossy leaves (ani...
From Spain and Portugal.Densely branched shrub 10–20 ft. tall and wide; or multi-trunked tree to 30 ft...
This stiff perennial, native to the southeastern U.S. through Central America, grows 4–10 ft. tall and...