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Postby londoner » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:03 pm

I am trying to identify a Cypriot herb like perennial which I believe is known as LIGANO or something similar. It smell mentholly, with green furry type foilage and short and bushy. Any ideas?
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Re: Identify a plant

Postby SheldonCooper » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:14 pm

Any chance of a photo of said plant?
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Re: Identify a plant

Postby Get Real! » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:50 pm

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Re: Identify a plant

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:56 pm

I know the one you mean (does look like oregano). It's really hardy, sturdy, and grows everywhere, especially up in the mountains, near the roadsides/tracks.

- I think it's some kind of Salvia.
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Re: Identify a plant

Postby londoner » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:14 pm

Thanks Get Real - looks like the plant

Thanks GreekIsland Girl - it appears to be Origarum Vulgaris which has as far as I can determine no culinary use but is widely used by herbalists and homeopaths
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Re: Identify a plant

Postby londoner » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:29 pm

I called it LIGANO but I think its DRIGANO and could be salvia lanigera
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Re: Identify a plant

Postby londoner » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:07 pm

Still unsure to the plants identity - perhaps an image may help someone with identification

http://cyprusgardener.blogspot.com/2012 ... alvia.html
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Re: Identify a plant

Postby wyoming cowboy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:47 pm

In cypriot "louganika" there is a small round black ingredient, that kind of looks like peppercorn, usually referred to by cypriots as "shino", would anyone know the proper scientific name for it?
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Re: Identify a plant

Postby SoulRose » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:27 pm

londoner wrote:Still unsure to the plants identity - perhaps an image may help someone with identification

http://cyprusgardener.blogspot.com/2012 ... alvia.html




It looks like sage
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Re: Identify a plant

Postby CBBB » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:55 pm

Email this bloke with the picture, [email protected], he is the one who writes in the Cyprus Sunday Mail about all this stuff and will definitely know what it is (providing he hasn't broken his computer again!).
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