Teucrium chamaedrys
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Teucrium chamaedrys

wall germander
wild germander

  family lamiaceae 
  genus teucrium 

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Genus  Teucrium Species  chamaedrys Variety  Cultivar  Common names  wall germander   wild germander Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11360 Data source  HtZn p174;MedPl p274;Frgnt p366;Xeri p299
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 06-07 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Teucrium chamaedrys have a mild garlic smelling odor. Wild germander (also known as wall germander) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. It does well in dry soils. This species can survive for a while without water.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antihemorrhoidal   obesity treatment Medicinal parts  Aerial parts Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  It is potentially toxic to the liver Medicinal notes  Teucrium chamaedrys has been used in traditional herbal healing as either an antihemorrhoidal or an obesity treatment. Other species with the same medicinal qualities include Teucrium scorodonia. The plant parts used in herbal preparations are the aerial parts. It is potentially toxic to the liver.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  bitter garlic odor when rubbed Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Garlic Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Division Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Teucrium chamaedrys can be achieved by division. Wild germander (in some places called wall germander) is a native plant in the natural environment and probably originates from Europe, Syria and Greece.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Teucrium chamaedrys is a perennial. Leaves: Wild germander (locally known in some parts as wall germander) has toothed leaves covered with hairs. Flowers: This plant has whorls of flowers with white dots. The blossoms are usually either purple or pink, with an accent in white.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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