Syn.: Teucrium supinum L., Chamaedrys montana (L.) Raf., Polium montanum (L.) Mill.
Family: Lamiaceae Lindl.
Teucrium montanum
Distribution: From northern Algeria and Spain through France, Netherlands, Czechia and Hungary to Ukraine and Turkey.
Ecology: It grows on sunny rocks and rocky slopes, on dry grasslands, mostly on limestone, from lowlands to mountains. It blooms from May to September.
Description: Dwarf, evergreen shrub, 10–25 cm tall. Stems decumbent, with white, appressed, simple hairs. Leaves sessile, 13–30 mm, narrowly elliptical, entire, often glabrous above, hairy to densely hairy beneath. Flowers in a terminal head, bracts leaf-like; calyx up to 10 mm, hairy or glabrous, corolla cream, with one 5-lobed lip, upper lip of corolla absent. Fruits are nutlets.
Threat and protection: The Mountain Germander is protected by law in Czechia.
Teucrium montanum
Teucrium montanum
Teucrium montanum
Teucrium montanum
Teucrium montanum
These images were taken in Czechia, Moravia, Mikulov, Svatý kopeček (11. 7. 2004).