Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Acinos arvensis (Lam.) Dandy image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber
Family Lamiaceae
Acinos arvensis (Lam.) Dandy
basil-thyme, mother-of-thyme
Acinos: aromatic herb mentioned by Pliny, variously ascribed to be wild basil, basil-thyme; a grape
arvensis: of planted fields
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-8" tall forb; stems square, finely hairy, usually branched from the base
Flower: blue to pale purple, 5-parted, 1/3" wide, irregular tube shape, on short stalks directly from the stem, lower lip divided into 2 equal parts, upper lip with 2 small teeth flower drawing; inflorescence a widely-separated whorl of 1-3 flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, oval to elliptic, usually less than 3 times as long as wide
Habitat: disturbed areas, roadsides
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Acinos thymoides (L.) Moench
Calamintha acinos (L.) Clairv. ex Gaudin
Calamintha arvensis Lam.
Clinopodium acinos (L.) Kuntze
Satureja acinos (L.) Scheele
Thymus acinos L.

         
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