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Herb Plant Pictures
Herb plants have
been utilised as long as humans have been around and the
huge potential of medicinal herbs are still being discovered
For the herb gardener the herb
pictures below will help identify which plants to include
in a herb garden. Browse these herb plants to discover pretty
flowering herbs, scented foliage herbs, medicinal herbs
or perhaps something that just tastes great.
herb pictures and descriptions for some great herb plants for the herb
plants cultivated for well known culinary, medicinal or aromatic uses
are listed here.
rugosa - Korean
From China and Japan. Young leaves from this herb plant have a strong
anise fragrance and are used in cooking, salads or tea.
schoenoprasum - chives
From Europe. A dainty herb belonging to the onion family with pretty
lilac flowers. Eat the leaves raw in salads. Mild onion flavour.
- witch hazel
Shown here is the hybrid Hamamelis x intermedia (a cross between the
Chinese and Japanese species). Witch hazel has many medicinal uses
including acting as an anti-inflammatory and astringent.
dentata - toothed lavender
From the Mediterranean. A must for the herb garden with its highly
scented flowers and aromatic bluntly toothed leaves. A tall herb plant
growing 1m+ and an especially good herb for hedging.