Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosmarinus officinalis is a bushy, aromatic shrub in the mint family with a dense, leafy habit, to 2 m x 2 m but variable in size. Linear dark green leaves 1.5-5 cm long have recurved margins and pale, felty undersides. Flowers usually pale violet-blue and white.
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A garden plant that occasionally escapes into the wild, and usually recorded close to habitation.
Flowering starts in spring but is often repeated at differing times of year.
Widespread but occasional in England and Wales.
Rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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