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Plant Species of the genus Bystropogon

Information about this genus
Name: Bystropogon
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: They make interesting ornamentals and the fruiting branches can be cut for either fresh or dried arrangements indoors. Mild, somewhat dry climates suit them best, but in cooler climates it should be possible to raise plants indoors in spring and plant them out for summer display. A sunny position and very well-drained soil are required. Propagate from cuttings or seed.
Description: About 10 species of evergreen shrubs make up this genus in the mint family, occurring in the Canary Islands and Madeira. Allied to Origanum and Thymus, the genus is characterized by tiny flowers in much-branched clusters, with plume-like sepals that elongate at the fruiting stage, giving the whole tip of each branch a fuzzy appearance. As in other members of the family, stems are square in cross-section and leaves, arranged in opposite pairs, are aromatic when crushed.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Bystropogon plumosus 9-11

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