Teucrium chamaedrys L.


Genus: Teucrium

Catalan common name: Alzineta. Auledella. Brotònica. Camedris. Herba colònia. Herba de sant Domènec. Herbeta de la sang.

Spanish common name: Camedrios. Carrasquilla. Encinilla.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló. Girona. Lleida. Tarragona. València.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca.

General distribution (Phytogeography): West Mediterranean

Uses and properties: Medicinal.

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Chameophyte.

Habitats: Oakforest. Holm oak forest.

Characteristics: A small shrub with dark green leaves, fairly sclerotic or leathery, the margin is clearly crenate, that is, small regular and rounded lobes. Develops inflorescences with purple flowers. Populations in the Balears have been given the subspecies name of pinnatifidum.