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Vitex agnus-castus - flowering Chaste-tree

Multi-branched small tree. Foliage and flowers are aromatic. Deciduous

Family: Lamiaceae

Native to Mediterranean region.

 

The seeds (berries) has been used to suppress male and female sexual desire. That is way it called Chaste or 'Monk's pepper'.

Авраамово дерево, Прутняк, "монаший перец"

 

Photographed in Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, Australia,

 

Chaste = целомудренный, непорочный, строгий, простой, скромный

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Taken on November 8, 2009