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Teucrium

 

a genus of plants of the family Labiatae. They are perennial, sometimes annual, herbs, semishrubs, or shrubs. The leaves are entire and pinnatilobate or pinnatisect. The flowers are bilabiate and deep blue, purple, or sometimes white or yellow, arranged in spicate, racemose, or paniculate inflorescences. There are more than 100 (according to some data, up to 300) species, found mainly in the Mediterranean region. In the USSR there are more than 20 species, growing for the most part in the southern European part and in the Caucasus. The most common is golden germander (T. polium). The leaves of T. polium and T. scordium are sometimes used as a spice. A number of species, including T. massiliense and T. orientate, are raised as ornamentals.

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Species such as the pennyroyal, the fen orchid, water germander and sharp-leaved pondweed, are now almost entirely restricted to such sites.
Speaking of gray foliage, you might also wish to consider bush germander (Teucrium fruticans), which produces lilac flowers throughout the year.
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For companion plants, Hubbard chooses perennials that also bloom over a long season, including artemisia, catmint, centranthus, coral bells, cranesbill, dusty miller, dwarf bush germander, lavender, Salvia superba 'East Friesland', and veronica.
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28: Coneflowers, white vervain, oxeye, horseweed, germander, teasel and wild lettuce blossom in the fields; tall bellflowers open in the woods.
The young mum, of Germander Drive, Tame bridge,Walsall, whose aunts were also entertainers, sang Alanis Morissette's Ironic to successfully come through her audition for a place in the regional final, to be held at Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall on October 27.
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