This more formidable sibling of mint is native to Southeast Asia, where its mellow yellow wood has been gargoyles and dining tables for centuries. There’s reason to love teak— each tree vacuums volumes of carbon dioxide from the air and exhales clean oxygen, fighting global warming with every breath.

repeat 9"H x 12.75"V

kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Magnoliopsida
order Lamiales
family Lamiaceae
genus Tectona
species grandis