Clinopodium vulgare

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Clinopodium vulgare L.

Lamiaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: labiate
Fruit: schizocarp

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Lamiales
Subordo:
Lamiineae

Clinopodium vulgare, commonly known as Cushion Calamind, Wild Basil, is a perennial.

Naming

Clinopodium vulgare was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Clinopodium vulgare is the type species of the genus Clinopodium which contains approximately 170 to 178 species and belongs to the family of the Lamiaceae (Mint Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 30 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Clinopodium vulgare is deciduous. The leaves are simple and green. They are ovate, dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Clinopodium vulgare produces panicles of pink labiate flowers from July to September.

The perennials produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Clinopodium vulgare is native to the whole of Europe, the Caucasus, West-Siberia and East Siberia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas

Uses

Suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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