30 (80)cm, a perennial with upright stems and a woody base. It has oval to elliptical, strongly aromatic leaves. Native of rocky soils in sunny spots throughout the Canary islands, Madeira, and the Azores, where it is used in various local dishes. It differs from its Mediterranean cousin by its clear white flowers in small terminal buds and larger leaves. For any well drained soil in an always sunny spot. This species is fully winter hardy in Central Europe. V-VIII.