Etymology: Satureja: Latin name for the herb savory which was well known to the ancients, and which was recommended by Virgil as an excellent bee tree to plant around hives
Plants: perennial forb, aromatic; stems square
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Conservation Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"