Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Hyssopus officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae

Common name: HYSSOP

Synonym: Hyssopus vulgaris

Native to: Europe, United States


Type: perennial

Form: erect

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 2 feet

Max width: 3 feet


blue/green, violet, white/off white




Plant features: deciduous

Edible: herb

Exposure: sun

Landscape uses: foliage aromatic, hedge or edging

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -30 to +30 °F

Water: moderate, regular