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Clinopodium arkansanum (Limestone calamint)
Smith, R.W.

Clinopodium arkansanum

Clinopodium arkansanum (Nutt.) House

Limestone Calamint

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Calamintha arkansana, Calamintha glabella var. angustifolia, Clinopodium glabrum, Hedeoma arkansana, Hedeoma glabra, Satureja arkansana, Satureja glabella var. angustifolia, Satureja glabra

USDA Symbol: CLAR5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Rich mint scent and flavour. Blooms mid-summer. Perfect for rock gardens and patio edges. Add to soil: peat, topsoil and dolomitic limestone.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Inflorescence: Cyme

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue


USA: AR , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MO , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Native Habitat: Lakeshores

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Clinopodium arkansanum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Clinopodium arkansanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Clinopodium arkansanum


Record Modified: 2012-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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