Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Lesser Calamint - Clinopodium calamintha   (L.) Stace
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Author(L.) Stace
DistributionPiedmont only; a specimen from Alleghany County is misidentified. First collected in the mid-1800s by Moses A. Curtis, without locality data.

Native of Europe; in N.A. Que. to GA and AR.
HabitatPowerlines, pastures, disturbed hilltop, roadsides, creeksides, "open place."
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-October.
IdentificationThis is a semi-shrubby mint with long, lazy, pubescent stems to about a foot long. The leaves are small, ovate to nearly triangular or rhombic, and distinctly stalked. The flowers grow spaced apart on the stems, a few together (in a whorl) on short peduncles, the corollas white, pink, or lavender. In C. gracile the flower clusters are sessile.
Taxonomic CommentsSynonyms include Clinopodium nepeta and Satureja calamintha.

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