Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3322

Forb
Perennial

Native & non-native
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common in NC

Look for it in pastures, roadbanks, forests, thin soils around rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 1-12mm long

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes elongate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rosy pink to 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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Clinopodium vulgare   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clinopodium vulgare   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-27-003:
Satureja vulgaris   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Satureja vulgaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Basil