Phlomis longifolia Boiss. & Bl.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Phlomis longifolia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/phlomis/phlomis-longifolia/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

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cordate
Heart-shaped (i.e. with two equal lobes at the base).
key
(of fruit) Vernacular English term for winged samaras (as in e.g. Acer Fraxinus Ulmus)
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
linear
Strap-shaped.
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
reticulate
Arranged in a net-like manner.
stellate
Star-shaped.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Phlomis longifolia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/phlomis/phlomis-longifolia/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

The leading characters of this species are: leaves green and conspicuously reticulate above, thinly stellate-tomentose beneath, basal leaves lanceolate to ovate or oblong, cordate at the base, 112 to 4 in. long, 2 to 158 in. wide (but proportionately shorter and broader in var. bailanica (Vieh.) Hub.-Mor.). Flowers more or less as in P. fruticosa, intense yellow on cultivated plants. A key difference is that the bracteoles subtending the flowers are awl-shaped or linear-lanceolate against broadly oblanceolate in P. fruticosa.

A native of southern Anatolia, Cyprus, Syria and the Lebanon. It is now being introduced into gardens and is strikingly different from P. fruticosa in its bright green leaves and intense yellow flowers.


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