Sideritis hyssopifolia

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Sideritis hyssopifolia
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S. hyssopifolia
Binomial name
Sideritis hyssopifolia

Sideritis hyssopifolia, hyssop-leaved mountain ironwort. A 40 cm high shrublet with narrow pointed leaves. The flowers (1 cm) are borne in dense cylindrical clusters from broad spiny-toothed bracts. The calyx also has spiny teeth. Flowers June–August.

The Latin word hyssopifolia (which also occurs in several other plant names, including that of cuphea hyssopifolia) means "hyssop-leaved".[1]

Distribution[edit]

Mountains of Southwestern Europe at 1500–1800 m altitude.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ James Donn, Hortus Cantabrigiensis: or, a Catalogue of Plants, Indigenous and Exotic (1809), p. 5
  • The Flowers of Britain and Europe, Oleg Polunin, Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford University Press 1987, ISBN 0-19-217630-7

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