Teurcrium chamaedrys
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Eudicots
Unranked: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Teucrium
Species: T. chamaedrys
Binomial name
Teucrium chamaedrys

Teucrium chamaedrys (Wall germander) is a species of ornamental plant native to Europe and the Near East. It was historically used as a medicinal herb for the treatment of gout and sometimes as a component of Venice treacle.


Wall germander is a creeping evergreen perennial 6 to 18 inches in height. Its scalloped, opposite leaves are 1/2 - 1 1/2 inches long, dark green, and shiny. In late summer, tubular flowers grow in whorls from the leaf axils.


Wall germander can be grown in USDA Zones 5-10. It may be propagated by vegetative cuttings or by the division of established clumps.

Common NamesEdit




  • Frequently used in the making of alcholic drinks with a bitter base.
  • Is sometimes used as a diuretic