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About 30 species, including:
Satureja hortensis (Summer Savory)
Satureja montana (Winter Savory)
Satureja viminea (Serpentine Savory)
Savory (Satureja) is a genus of about 30 species of annual or perennial herbs and subshrubs in the Lamiaceae, native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They are low-growing plants, found in dry, sunny areas, and reaching 15-50 cm tall with small leaves 1-3 cm long. The flowers are produced in whorls on the stem, white to pale pink-violet.
Savory is best known for flavoring beans. Savory is often cultivated for uses such as border ornamentals or potherbs. Summer savory is an annual with small green leaves and pink flowers; winter savory is an evergreen perennial. They both need sun and well-drained, poor soil. Savory is used in seasoning the traditional Acadian stew known as fricot.
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