Herbs under the rain

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It’s raining today; the garden is wet and perhaps not the best time to take pictures of small flowers.

The drops seem to be huge on them, heavy and sticky.

Yesterday I took some picture as it was sunny; however I decided to go out again to take picture of the details.

All the flowers published here look very similar. Why?

All these flowers are the flowers of the herbs I found today in the garden and all of them belong to the big family of the Lamiaceae also know in English as “mint family”-.

This is a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets.

Her some examples:

Mints, Thyme, Basils, Sages, Oregano, Marjoram, Savory, Rosemary, Lavender, Self Heal, Lemon
Balm, Betony, Motherwort, Woundwort, Perilla, Catnip, Calamint, Cat’s Whiskers, Bergamot, Mother Of Herbs, Bugle, Alehoof, Pennyroyal, Hyssop, Patchouli, White Horehound,, Hottentot, Germander, Plectranthus / Coleus

The staminal lever mechanism in Salvia L. (Lamiaceae):  http://ars.els-cdn.com/content/image/1-s2.0-S143960920400039X-gr1.jpg

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