romero-romani-de-malorcaThe rosemary is one of the more well known Mediterranean plants, thanks to its culinary and medicinal uses. This shrub is very abundant from sea level to mountains, in dry, sunny areas on calcareous soils, is woody, perennial and can reach 2 meters.

 

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– Nom científic: Rosmarinus officinalis L.
– Família: Labiatae (LAMIACEAE).
– Gènere: Rosmarinus.
– Distribució per províncies: Alacant, Barcelona, Castelló, Girona, Illes Balears, Lleida, Tarragona, València.
– Distribució per illes: Cabrera, Eivissa, Formentera, Mallorca, Menorca.
– Categoria IUCN: Poc preocupant.
– Època de floració: Gener, Febrer, Març, Abril, Maig. Juny, Juliol, Agost, Setembre, Octubre, Novembre, Desembre.
– Formes vitals: Nanofaneròfit.
– Usos i propietats: Aromàtica. Comestible o usos alimentaris. Medicinal. Perfumeria. Usos simbòlics. Afrodisíaca.

 

Scientific name:  Rosmarinus officinalis L. 
Distribution in the Balearic islands: Cabrera, Eivissa, Formentera, Mallorca, Menorca.
IUCN Category: Least Concern.
Flowering time:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.
Uses and properties: Aromatic. Edible or foodstuffs. Medicinal. Perfumery. Symbolic uses. Aphrodisiac.

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Leaves are linear, dark green, sclerous and the reverse is whitish due to its pilosity. The blue flowers have two well-marked labellum, also very characteristic. Can flower throughout the year, but by nature usually has a fall and spring flowering period.

Is very aromatic, a sniff is enough to identify this plant, leaves resemble those of Cistus clusii, but neither the flower nor the leaf colour nor the scent has anything to compare with the former.

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