Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills and flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen/Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Red
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
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 coccineum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clinopodium coccineum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Satureja coccinea

 

COMMON NAME:
Scarlet Wild Basil, Scarlet Calamint, Red Mint Shrub