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Micromeria juliana, Micromeria obovata.

Micromeria Juliana Benth. Labiatae. Savory.

East Mediterranean region. This savory is mentioned by Gerarde, 1597, as sown in gardens. It is a native of the Mediterranean countries, called in Greece, ussopo, in Egypt, pesalem. It has disappeared from our seed catalogs.

Micromeria obovata Benth.

West Indies and introduced in Britain in 1783. The species has two varieties. It was recorded by Burr, 1863, as in American gardens but as little used. It is said to be much used for seasoning in its native country. It is now recorded as in cultivation in Europe.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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