Savory is a common herb in the Mediterranean.
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Summer savory's leaves are slender and paler than other species, growing on a reddish-brown square stem reminiscent of the mint family. In the late summer, this species produces small, white, rose-like flowers.
An excellent indoor plant, summer savory likes rich soil that isn't dense. It requires adequate moisture, full sun and takes to growing on window sills easily.
The tender leaves can be used in fresh salads. It's frequently dried and ground, then added to several mixes such as Herbs de Provence. A few leaves can also be added to white wine for a more refreshing flavor.
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