Clinopodium acinos (Lam.) Dandy
Clinopodium acinos belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.
Clinopodium acinos was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1891.
Clinopodium acinos is a species in the genus Clinopodium which contains approximately 170 to 178 species and belongs to the family of the Lamiaceae (Mint Family). The type species of the genus is Clinopodium vulgare.
The plants reach heights of 15 to 20 centimetres.
Clinopodium acinos is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Clinopodium acinos produces purple labiate flowers from June to September.
The plants produce schizocarps.
Clinopodium acinos is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus and northern Iran.
The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should have a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
Suited as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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