Idenitification clues - flower shapes

18th October 2021

Idenitification clues - flower shapes

Similarities in flower form help to classify plants into families, so the flower shape  can often give a clue to help identify individual  plants.  The characteristic flower of Lamiaceae is hooded, with upper and lower 'lips'  - and you can see this in many genera such as Salvia, Nepeta, Lamium and Mentha. Rosemary, which has now been moved to Salvia, has the characteristic flower.

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