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NC Native Plant Society:
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Clinopodium georgianum [= Satureja georgiana, Calamintha georgiana]

Georgia Calamint, Georgia Basil

Scientific Name:

Clinopodium georgianum [= Satureja georgiana, Calamintha georgiana]

Genus:

Clinopodium

Species Epithet:

georgianum

Common Name:

Georgia Calamint, Georgia Basil

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Longleaf pine sandhills, dry rocky or sandy woodlands. Recorded in only 5 NC counties (sandhills/piedmont, coastal plain).

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*Key)

Notes:

Minty-smelling foliage.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/clinopodium-carolinianum/



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