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Family Icon Family: Lamiaceae
Area Icon Area: Albania
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Categories: Seed

Vitex agnus castus

Chastle tree

Vitex agnus castus L. is a deciduous shrub or tree that is native to Mediterranean Europe and Central Asia that reaches 1-6 m tall.

It has aromatic, compound, palmate, grayish-green leaves with 5-7 lance-shaped leaflets (each leaflet reaches up to 15 cm) and tiny, fragrant, lavender to pale violet flowers.

The fruits are globose, reddish-black slightly longer than calyx.