Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Clinopodium vulgare L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Margery Melgaard
Family Lamiaceae
Clinopodium vulgare L.
Clinopodium: Greek for "bed-foot," referring to flower's likeness to bed-castors
vulgare: Latin for "common"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 5"-24" tall, aromatic forb; stems square; roots with short stolons
Flower: pink to white, 5-parted, 1/2" long, irregularly tube-shaped; flower drawing inflorescence of many flowers in rounded, dense, widely separated whorls from the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, lance-like to ovate, usually less than 3 times as long as wide
Habitat: shade to partial shade; woods, forests

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Clinopodium list Google- Images or Text
Clinopodium vulgare L. var. diminutum Simon
Clinopodium vulgare L. var. neogaea (Fernald) C.F.Reed
Satureja vulgaris (L.) Fritsch
Satureja vulgaris (L.) Fritsch var. diminuta (Simon) Fernald & Wiegand
Satureja vulgaris (L.) Fritsch var. neogaea Fernald

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