Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1331

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry rocky or sandy woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Clinopodium georgianum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clinopodium georgianum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-27-002:
Satureja georgiana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Calamintha (Labiatae) in the southern United States (Shinners, 1962)
Calamintha georgiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Savory, Georgia Basil, Georgia Calamint, False Peppermint


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image of Clinopodium georgianum

JK Marlow    jkm080517_129

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Clinopodium georgianum

JK Marlow    jkm080517_129b

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Clinopodium georgianum

JK Marlow    jkm120913_783

September    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaf margins crenate to serrate, base cuneate to rarely rounded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Clinopodium georgianum

JK Marlow    jkm120913_785

September    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

The upper lip of the calyx is 3-toothed, the lower 2-toothed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Clinopodium georgianum

JK Marlow    jkm120913_794

September    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Thyrse of numerous well-spaced loosely-3-9-flowered cymules, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Clinopodium georgianum

JK Marlow    jkm120913_798

September    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers borne mostly in 3-flowered clusters from the leaf axils, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Clinopodium georgianum

Sam Pratt    sbp_3426

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers are 2-lipped, with the lower lip deeply lobed at the apex, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Clinopodium georgianum

Sam Pratt    sbp_3429

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation