Rosmarinus officinalis Lamiaceae
Rosemary ros-ma-RI-nus o-fis-i-NA-lis
- Herbaceous evergreen shrublet, 2-6 ft (0.6-1.8 m), irregular shape. Leaves opposite, linear, narrow (2-5 cm long, 1.5-3 mm wide), dark green above white-tomentose below, aromatic. Flowers light blue, 13 mm long, borne in leaf axil from fall to spring.
- Sun. Easily grown, withstand drought and salt.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to Southern Europe, Asia Minor. Several cultivars.
- officinalis: sold as a herb, used in medicine. This is the rosemary used in cooking.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: Cordley Hall, west side of south wing and east side.