Savory (herb)

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Savory
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Satureja
Species

About 30 species, including:
Satureja coerulea
Satureja cuneifolia
Satureja hortensis (Summer Savory)
Satureja montana (Winter Savory)
Satureja rumelica
Satureja spicigera
Satureja thymbra
Satureja viminea (Serpentine Savory)

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Savory (Satureja) is a genus of about 30 species of annual or perennial herbs and subshrubs in the Lamiaceae, native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They are low-growing plants, found in dry, sunny areas, and reaching 15-50 cm tall with small leaves 1-3 cm long. The flowers are produced in whorls on the stem, white to pale pink-violet.

Uses

Savory is best known for flavoring beans. Savory is often cultivated for uses such as border ornamentals or potherbs. Summer savory is an annual with small green leaves and pink flowers; winter savory is an evergreen perennial. They both need sun and well-drained, poor soil. Savory is used in seasoning the traditional Acadian stew known as fricot.

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