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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.

About 30, see text

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.

Selected species

Satureja mexicana 2
Satureja mexicana
  • Satureja acinos
  • Satureja alpina
  • Satureja coerulea
  • Satureja cuneifolia
  • Satureja douglasii – Yerba Buena (syn. S. chamissonis)
  • Satureja hortensis – Summer Savory
  • Satureja mexicana
  • Satureja montana – Winter Savory
  • Satureja multiflora – Chilean Shrub Mint
  • Satureja palmeri (believed extinct; rediscovered 2001)
  • Satureja rumelica
  • Satureja spicigera
  • Satureja thymbra
  • Satureja viminea – Serpentine Savory
  • Satureja viminea
  • Satureja vulgaris – Wild Basil

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