Teucrium chamaedrys (wall germander) is a species of ornamental plant native to Europe and the Near East. It was historically used as a medicinal herb for the treatment of gout and sometimes as a component of Venice treacle.
Wall germander is a creeping evergreen perennial 6 to 18 inches tall. Its scalloped, opposite leaves are 1/2 - 11⁄2 inches long, dark green, and shiny. In late summer, tubular flowers grow in whorls from the leaf axils.
Wall germander can be grown in USDA Zones 5-10. It may be propagated by vegetative cuttings or by the division of established clumps.
In Bulgaria a tea is made from the leaves of this herb, called "podabiče подъбиче", to ease gastric distress.
- Teucrium chamaedrys, Missouri Botanical Garden
- Teucrium chamaedrys, Plants for a Future database
- Teucrium chamaedrys, University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension
- Crockett, James U.; Tanner, Ogden (1977). Herbs (1 ed.). Alexandria, Va: Time-Life Books.
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