Herbal question

Requests about identification of wild plants in Malta and Gozo. (Please include precise details and pictures to help the experts in their ID process)

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Herbal question

Post by RB » Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:42 pm

Found this in an abandoned house's garden. No not likely that it is native, but it survives total abandonment and little water, and is highly aromatic. The dried inflorescences were arranged a lot like "habaq" or basil, but much thinner.

I went to the area to collect some cistus creticus seeds, I will now try pre-treating (heat) these to improve propagation rate.

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:10 pm

This can be Calamintha nepata of the Lamiacea family. I have a profile about it if you want to compare the flowers.
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Post by jackpot » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:59 am

yes, I confirm Calamintha nepeta. A cheap medicinical plant (10cm of the stem have a value of 10 cents) :D

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Post by Sdravko » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:16 am

yep, Calamintha nepeta. Your cat will love you if you smell of that plant.

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