WOOD CALAMINT

Clinopodium menthifolium

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]

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20th Sept 2014, Isle of Wight. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Corollas, at 15 - 25mm long, longer than the 10-15mm long of Common Calamint


20th Sept 2014, Isle of Wight. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Flowers a darker pink than those on Common Calamint


20th Sept 2014, Isle of Wight. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Leaves, at 3.5-6.0cm long are longer than those of 1.5 - 4cm of Common Calamint. With 6-10 teeth on each side the leaves have more teeth than the 3-8 teeth of Common Calamint.


20th Sept 2014, Isle of Wight. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
The considerably longer lengths of the corolla tubes compared to those of Common Calamint.


20th Sept 2014, Isle of Wight. Photo: © Dawn Nelson


20th Sept 2014, Isle of Wight. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
The purple spots on the lower petal are larger than those of Common Calamint.


20th Sept 2014, Isle of Wight. Photo: © Dawn Nelson


20th Sept 2014, Isle of Wight. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
The two lower sepal teeth are longer than those on Common Calamint. (On Lesser Calamint the teeth are all about equal length and nearly straight).


Easily mis-identified as : Common Calamint (Clinopodium ascendens) and Lesser Calamint (Clinopodium calamintha) - see photo captions for differences.

This is a very rare [RRR] found only in the Isle of Wight. Grows in scrub on calcareous soils.


  Clinopodium menthifolium  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Lamiaceae  

Distribution
 family8Mint / Dead-Nettle family8Lamiaceae

 BSBI maps
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Clinopodium
(Calamints)

WOOD CALAMINT

Clinopodium menthifolium

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]