Curry plant

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    Curry plant @ Ichikawa zoo&botanical garden(Chiba,Japan)
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    Curry plant @ Ichikawa zoo&botanical garden(Chiba,Japan)
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    Curry plant @ Yatsugatake medical use botanical garden
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    Curry plant @ Kiba Park
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    Curry plant @ Kiba Park
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    Curry plant @ Ichikawa zoo&botanical garden(Chiba,Japan)

Basic information

Flower Name
Curry plant
Formal Name
Helichrysum italicum
Alias
Curry plant
Habitat
Mediterranean
Morph
Evergreen shrub

Comment

What is Curry plant

Curry plant (scientific name: Helichrysum italicum) is an evergreen shrub of the genus Helichrysum in the Asteraceae family and is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the Helichrysum family and produces small yellow flowers in summer. The leaves are silver in color. The name comes from the strong curry smell on the leaves and stems. It can be used for cut flowers, dried flowers, potpourri, garden plants and flower beds.

Generic name: Curry plant, scientific name: Helichrysum italicum, another name: Italian everlasting, herb of grace, everlasting, origin: Mediterranean coast, environment: dry hills and rocks, habitat: evergreen shrub, shurub height: 30-60 cm, leaf colour: silver, petiole: lanceolate and linear, crown: tubular (head flower), flower colour: yellow, diameter: 0.3 - 0.5 cm, flowering period: July - August, uses: flowerbeds, ornamental plants, herbs, dried flowers, insect repellent.

Detailed information

Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Helichrysum
Species
H. italicum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
capitate corolla
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Yellow
Season
JulAug
Height
30 ~ 60 [cm]
Diameter
0.3 ~ 0.5

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