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Encyclopedia > Savory (herb)
Savory
Winter Savory (Satureja montana)
Winter Savory (Satureja montana)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
(unranked) Euasterids I
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Satureja
Tourn. ex Mill.
Species

About 30, see text Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Binomial name Satureja montana Winter savory (Satureja montana) is a perennial herb native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Magnoliopsida is the botanical name for a class of flowering plants. ... Asteridae is a botanical subclass of flowering plants in class Dicotyledon or Magnoliopsida. ... In the APG II system (2003) for the classification of flowering plants, the name asterids refers to a clade (a monophyletic group). ... Families See text The Order Lamiales is a taxon in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. ... Genera Many, see text Ref: Delta 2002-07-22 Lamiaceae, or the Mint family, is a family of plants in about 180 genera and some 3,500 species. ... Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (June 5, 1656 – December 28, 1708) was a French botanist. ... Philip Miller (1691 - December 18, 1771) was a botanist of Scottish descent. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ...

Satureja is a genus of aromatic plants of the family Lamiaceae, related to rosemary and thyme. There are about 30 species called savories, of which Summer Savory and Winter Savory are the most important in cultivation. For other uses, see Genus (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... The hierarchy of scientific classification In biological classification, family (Latin: familia, plural familiae) is a rank, or a taxon in that rank. ... Genera Many, see text Ref: Delta 2002-07-22 Lamiaceae, or the Mint family, is a family of plants in about 180 genera and some 3,500 species. ... For other uses, see Rosemary (disambiguation). ... Species About 350 species, including: Thymus adamovicii Thymus altaicus Thymus amurensis Thymus bracteosus Thymus broussonetii Thymus caespititius Thymus camphoratus Thymus capitatus Thymus capitellatus Thymus camphoratus Thymus carnosus Thymus cephalotus Thymus cherlerioides Thymus ciliatus Thymus cilicicus Thymus cimicinus Thymus comosus Thymus comptus Thymus curtus Thymus disjunctus Thymus doerfleri Thymus glabrescens Thymus... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Satureja hortensis Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) is the better known of the Savory species. ... Binomial name Satureja montana Winter savory (Satureja montana) is a perennial herb native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. ...

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Description

Satureja species are native to warm temperate regions and may be annual or perennial. They are low-growing herbs and subshrubs, reaching heights of 15-50 cm. Peas are an annual plant. ... Red Valerian, a perennial plant. ... Herbs: basil Herbs (IPA: hə()b, or əb; see pronunciation differences) are seed-bearing plants without woody stems, which die down to the ground after flowering. ... A subshrub (Latin suffrutex) is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody perennial plant, distinguished from a shrub by variously its ground-hugging stems and lower height, with overwintering perennial woody growth typically less than 10-20 cm tall, or by being only weakly woody and/or only...


The leaves are 1 to 3 cm long, with flowers forming in whorls on the stem, white to pale pink-violet. Look up foliage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Flower (disambiguation). ...


Ecology and cultivation

Satureja species are food plants for the larva of some Lepidoptera. Caterpillars of the moth Coleophora bifrondella feed exclusively on Winter Savory (S. montana). A larval insect A larva (Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of animal with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis (for example, insects or amphibians). ... The order Lepidoptera is the second most speciose order in the class Insecta and includes the butterflies, moths and skippers. ... A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. ... Binomial name Satureja montana Winter savory (Satureja montana) is a perennial herb native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. ...


Savory may be grown purely for ornamental purposes; members of the genus need sun and well-drained soil.


Uses

Dried Summer Savory leaves
Dried Summer Savory leaves

Both summer savory and winter savory are used to flavor food. The former is preferred by cooks but as an annual is only available in summer; winter savory is an evergreen perennial. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2576 × 1932 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2576 × 1932 pixel, file size: 1. ... Binomial name Satureja hortensis Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) is the better known of the Savory species. ... Binomial name Satureja montana Winter savory (Satureja montana) is a perennial herb native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. ...


Savory plays an important part in Italian cuisine, particularly when cooking beans. It is also used to season the traditional Acadian stew known as fricot. Italian cuisine as a national cuisine known today has evolved from centuries of social and political change. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located on the northern portion of North Americas east coast). ...


Yerba Buena (Spanish: "good herb"; S. douglasii) is used to make a herbal tea in the western United States.
Binomial name Clinopodium douglasii (Benth. ...


Winter savory is reputed to help ease flatulence. Flatulence is the presence of a mixture of gases known as flatus in the digestive tract of mammals expelled from the rectum. ...


Selected species

Satureja mexicana
Satureja mexicana
  • Satureja acinos
  • Satureja alpina
  • Satureja coerulea
  • Satureja cuneifolia
  • Satureja douglasiiYerba Buena (syn. S. chamissonis)
  • Satureja hortensisSummer Savory
  • Satureja mexicana
  • Satureja montanaWinter Savory
  • Satureja multiflora – Chilean Shrub Mint
  • Satureja palmeri (believed extinct; rediscovered 2001)
  • Satureja rumelica
  • Satureja spicigera
  • Satureja thymbra
  • Satureja viminea – Serpentine Savory

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 527 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1365 pixel, file size: 268 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of Satureja mexicana at the University of California Botanical Garden, taken June 2006 by User:Stan Shebs File historyClick on a date/time to... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 527 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1365 pixel, file size: 268 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of Satureja mexicana at the University of California Botanical Garden, taken June 2006 by User:Stan Shebs File historyClick on a date/time to... Binomial name Clinopodium douglasii (Benth. ... Binomial name Satureja hortensis Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) is the better known of the Savory species. ... Binomial name Satureja montana Winter savory (Satureja montana) is a perennial herb native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ...

Formerly in Satureja

  • Browne's Savory, Clinopodium brownei (as Satureja brownei)
  • Large-flowered Calamint, Calamintha grandiflora (as Satureja grandiflora)
  • Stone Mint, Cunila mariana (as Satureja origanoides)

Binomial name (Sw. ... Binomial name (L.) Moench. ... Binomial name L. Stone mint (syn. ...

See also

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botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Savory, Summer - Herb Profile and Information (769 words)
Both species were noticed by Virgil as being among the most fragrant of herbs, and on this account recommended to be grown near bee-hives.
Vinegar, flavoured with Savory and other aromatic herbs, was used by the Romans in the same manner as mint sauce is by us.
---Uses---As a pot-herb, Savory, which has a distinctive taste, though it somewhat recalls that of marjoram, is not only added to stuffings, pork pies and sausages as a wholesome seasoning, but sprigs of it, fresh, may be boiled with broad beans and green peas, in the same manner as mint.
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