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Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosmarinus officinalis L.

Rosmarinus officinalis L. var. prostratus hort.

Rosemary

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusRosmarinusFrom Latin ros, “dew,” and marinus, “of the sea”
SpeciesofficinalisDerives originally from "herb store" or "pharmacy": a plant used medicinally (from Stearn's Botanical Latin)

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Rosmarinus officinalis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 May 2012.

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Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 36 × 42" (90 × 107 cm)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

2/24/2010 · Bob & Celeste’s, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 21 × 19" (52 × 47 cm)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

2/24/2010 · Bob & Celeste’s, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 15 cm)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

2/28/2010 · Bob and Celete’s, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 3½ × 5" (9.2 × 13 cm)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

2/28/2010 · Bob and Celete’s, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 3½ × 5" (9.2 × 13 cm)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

2/28/2010 · Bob and Celete’s, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 3½ × 5" (9.2 × 13 cm)

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