Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Clinopodium vulgare L.
Clinopodium: Greek for "bed-foot," referring to flower's likeness to bed-castors
vulgare: Latin for "common"
|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; inflorescence of many flowers in rounded, dense, widely separated whorls from the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.|
|Leaf:||opposite, lance-like to ovate, usually less than 3 times as long as wide|
|Habitat: ||shade to partial shade; woods, forests|