One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small shrubby plant of the daisy family, which has narrow silver-gray leaves and small yellow flowers and emits a strong smell of curry.
Helichrysum angustifolium, family Compositae
- ‘Not all herbs smell good - catmint, curry plant, pyrethrum, rue, santolina and tansy are all pretty pongy, ranging from slightly musty to downright disgusting.’
- ‘The most commonly grown curry plant is the Helichrysum angustifolium, whose silvery-grey foliage provides the perfect foil for cottage garden plants.’
- ‘For the container shown at right, Cushman chose a snowy, all-white scheme: flowering kale, pansies, violas, variegated ivy, and the light green foliage of curry plant (Holichrysum italicum.)’
- ‘It is with the life - cycle of the mango and curry plants I learn to better appreciate the rhythms of Life and Death.’
- ‘I have a special liking for Helichrysum splendidum, also known as the curry plant.’
- ‘Turn right, then left, and you come upon the herb garden, where everything from curry plant to St John's Wort to witch hazel grows on graves enclosed by a hedge.’
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