Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA) (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on dry rocky slopes, shale barrens, other dry (usually sloping) woodlands and barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pinkish/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
2 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cunila origanoides   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cunila origanoides   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-30-001:
Cunila origanoides   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Mappia origanoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Stone-mint, American Dittany, Wild-oregano


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image of Cunila origanoides

JK Marlow    jkm120407_740

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Cunila origanoides

JK Marlow    jkm120407_742

April    Spartanburg County    SC

A wiry, much-branched plant with sessile ovate leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cunila origanoides

JK Marlow    jkm120407_756

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Cunila origanoides

Dan Whitten    sdw_169

September    Spartanburg County    SC

The 5-lobed flowers are 3/8" long, with 2 protruding stamens, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cunila origanoides

Dan Whitten    sdw_173

September    Spartanburg County    SC