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

 

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 (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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picture of Satureja georgiana, image of Clinopodium georgianum

JK Marlow    jkm080517_129

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

picture of Satureja georgiana, image of Clinopodium georgianum

JK Marlow    jkm080517_129b

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

picture of Satureja georgiana, 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.

picture of Satureja georgiana, 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.

picture of Satureja georgiana, 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.

picture of Satureja georgiana, 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.

picture of Satureja georgiana, 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.

picture of Satureja georgiana, image of Clinopodium georgianum

Sam Pratt    sbp_3429

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation