Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2797

Shrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in xeric sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite clusters

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

FRUIT:
Spring/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 ashei   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clinopodium ashei   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Satureja ashei

 

COMMON NAME:
Ashe's Savory, Ashe's Calamint, Ohoopee Dunes Wild Basil


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image of Clinopodium ashei

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_clinopodium_ashei1

May    Highlands County    FL

All parts of the plant smell strongly of basil, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Clinopodium ashei

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_clinopodium_ashei1b

May    Highlands County    FL

Flowers' upper lip nearly erect, lower lip spreading, 3-lobed, w purple dots, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.