Hyssop or hyssopus officinalis is a bright, semi-evergreen, bushy shrub from the mint family. It originated in Europe and the Middle East. The plant can survive temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius, making it hardy enough to flourish in many places around the world. It has a variety of purposes, particularly food and medicine. The use of hyssop dates back over thousands of years, and the plant was even mentioned in the bible.
Hyssop is a compact shrub with linear leaves. In the summer and early autumn, it blossoms, usually with blue flowers, though they may also be white or pink. These flowers become small, rectangular-shaped fruit in the fall. The bush reaches one and a half feet in height and can spread up to three feet across.
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