Friday, November 23, 2012

Botany picture #3: Melittis melissophyllum

Melittis melissophyllum (Lamiaceae) from south-western France. This is one of the most spectacular representatives of the mint family in Europe, but from what a botanical garden curator once told me it is a bit demanding in cultivation. Another interesting aspect is that the distribution of colours on the corolla is extremely variable in this species, even within the same population.

No comments:

Post a Comment