Salvia rosmarinus – I have always grown Rosemary in the garden. It is a member of the mint family, the Lamiaceae, which also includes nettles. Apart from its distinct aroma when the leaves are crushed, and its taste when used in cooking as a herb, it also makes a lovely evergreen woody shrub which has these lovely little ornate flowers. They attract polllinating insects. Double-click image to enlarge.

Rosemary Salvia rosmarinus

© Peter Hillman ♦ 7th May 2020 ♦ rear garden, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

17 thoughts on “Rosemary

  1. Along with lavender, rosemary is my favourite herb! I have pots of each growing indoors until the weather warms up. During the winter, my rosemary plant put out a couple of flowers – bizarre!

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  2. This is so lovely, Pete. One so rarely concentrates on the miniscule details of flowers like these. I was admiring my allotment rosemary bush last evening. Covered in blossom this year, and lots of busy bees to be seen.

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