OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Clinopodium vulgare   FAMILY Lamiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clinopodium vulgare   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-27-003:
Satureja vulgaris   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Satureja vulgaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Basil


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image of Clinopodium vulgare, Wild Basil

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4241

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Clinopodium vulgare, Wild Basil

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4245

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Clinopodium vulgare, Wild Basil

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4257

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, margins crenate to serrate, base rounded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Clinopodium vulgare, Wild Basil

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4258

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Calyx 7-11mm long, teeth of upper lip to 2.6mm long; corolla pink to lavender, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Clinopodium vulgare, Wild Basil

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4262

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Stems erect, spreading-pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Clinopodium vulgare, Wild Basil

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4263

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Inflorescence 1-3 pairs of compact, head-like cymes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-27-003:
Satureja vulgaris   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Satureja vulgaris

 

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3322

Forb
Perennial

Native & non-native

Habitat: 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
Purplish-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

 

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