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Rosemary is an aromatic evergreen shrub that has leaves similar to hemlock needles.
The leaves are used as a flavoring in foods such as stuffings and roast lamb, pork, chicken and turkey.
The leaves, both fresh and dried, are used in traditional Greek and Italian cuisine.
They have a bitter, astringent taste and are highly aromatic, which complements a wide variety of foods.
Herbal tea can be made from the leaves.
When burnt, they give off a mustard-like smell and a smell similar to burning wood, which can be used to flavor foods while barbecuing.
Since it is attractive and drought tolerant, rosemary is used as an ornamental plant in gardens and for landscaping, especially in regions of Mediterranean climate.
It is considered easy to grow and pest-resistant. Rosemary can grow quite large and retain attractiveness for many years, can be pruned into formal shapes and low hedges.
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