Curry Bush

Scientific Name: 
Helichrysum italicum
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
Southern Europe
Plant Description: 
Grey/silver stems and leaves. The leaves smell like curry when rubbed together. The small, yellow flowers bloom from midsummer to fall.
Plant Height: 
50cms
Plant Width: 
100cms
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Oil
Harvest Period: 
Anytime
Of Interest: 
The oil helps heal bruises and decrease varicose veins. The leaves can be used for flavor in foods, but it doesn't taste like curry spice as the name would imply.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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