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TELLING SMELL

The curious name of olive herb reflects the slightly olive-like smell and taste of this plant. The botanists, however, were commenting not on the fragrance, but the appearance of the narrow leaves when the species was named, which means this plant — or at least its leaves — looked like rosemary to the botanist who named it. To me, the narrow, finely toothed leaves look more like a green form of French lavender.

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