The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
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.