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Phlomis fruticosa

Phlomis fruticosa

Many thanks to Maureen aka MontanaRaven@Flickr for sharing today's image. The original photograph is here: Phlomis growing wild on Crete (via the Flickr BPotD Group Pool).

I'm making an assumption that this is Phlomis fruticosa, but I might be wrong in my identification – Daniel.

The genus Phlomis is distributed throughout Europe, Asia and northern Africa. This particular species is widespread in the Mediterranean region, but shrubby Jerusalem sage is also a common plant in cultivation.

The UK-based National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens Gloucestershire maintains a tidy web site on its (again, UK-based) National Collection of Phlomis that is worth investigating to see the diversity within the genus (when photographs are present).

Extra Flickr BPotD Group Pool Pics: also in the Lamiaceae, or mint family, Lamium purpureum 1 and Lamium purpureum 2. This plant is commonly known as red deadnettle. Thanks to Wontolla65@Flickr!

In local news, the Alpine Garden Club of BC is having their spring plant sale todayhighly recommended for both selection and price.

Lastly, there's a small interview with me about BPotD over on the Small Business Blog that might be of interest.

Photography resource link: Not a resource per se today, but a photograph instead. From Deadvlei, Namibia, “Red Dragon” by Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape. Wow.


Phlomis fruiticosa - Z7 - RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
Phlomis fruiticosa - Z8-9 - A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

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