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Teucrium chamaedrys     
Germander   
Labiatae Family     


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of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.

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Form: low mounding ground cover
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 12-18in, spread to 2ft
Leaves: simple, dark green, serrate, underside lighter; dense and attractive
Flowers: on terminal growth, tight cluster of mint-like spikes about 1in tall, lavender, individual florets 1/8in, bloom in early to mid summer
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: herbaceous; spreads by underground rhizomes
Range/Origin: Europe and SW Asia
close-up of leaf
leaf form
Hardiness: not well known, well below freezing

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Germander
Teucrium chamaedrys (on left) growning down an embankment
(pink flowers at right are Oenothera berlandieri)
NOTES:

attracts bees


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