OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cunila origanoides   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-30-001:
Cunila origanoides   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Mappia origanoides

 

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


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image of Cunila origanoides, Stone-mint, American Dittany, Wild-oregano

JK Marlow    jkm120407_740

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Cunila origanoides, Stone-mint, American Dittany, Wild-oregano

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, Stone-mint, American Dittany, Wild-oregano

JK Marlow    jkm120407_756

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Cunila origanoides, Stone-mint, American Dittany, Wild-oregano

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, Stone-mint, American Dittany, Wild-oregano

Dan Whitten    sdw_173

September    Spartanburg County    SC

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-30-001:
Cunila origanoides   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Mappia origanoides

 

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413

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)

Habitat: Dry rocky slopes, shale barrens, other dry (usually sloping) woodlands and barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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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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