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Micromeria spp.

Micromeria nervosa 1 by Gidip (CC BY 3.0)

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Micromeria nervosa 1
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A genus of nearly 80 species of evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs, subshrubs or perennial plants in the Lamiaceae family with a wide distribution of origin across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America with a centre of diversity in the Canaries. In cultivation they are often used in rock gardens where they tolerate frosts and prefer sun and well-drained soils.