Date Posted: Jan 22, 2016
False rosemary (Conradina canescens) is an aromatic and robust, evergreen flowering shrub. It typically blooms from March through November, but can occur year-round. (A population in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa County was flowering last weekend.) It occurs naturally in sand pine scrub and sandhills.
Many pollinator species are attracted to false rosemary, but bees are the most prominent visitor.
There are only six species of Conradina worldwide; all are native to the United States and four are native to Florida. (Some experts consider Conradina brevifolia to be its own species, but the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants considers it a synonym of Conradina canescens.)
Read more about false rosemary on our blog.
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