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Clinopodium ashei (Ashe's savory)
Cressler, Alan

Clinopodium ashei

Clinopodium ashei (Weath.) Small

Ashe's Savory, Ashe's Calamint, Ashe's Calamintha, Ohoopee Wild Basil

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Calamintha ashei, Satureja ashei

USDA Symbol: CLAS2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A state-listed Threatened species in GA and FL. It is listed as a G3/S2 species in Georgia and as a G3/S3 species in Florida. The plant is likely allelopathic.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Notes: To about 20 inches in height.
Leaf: Leaves gray-green, arranged in opposite clusters, linear to linear-ovate.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Apr
Bloom Notes: Whitish-pink to pale lavender.

Distribution

USA: FL , GA
Native Distribution: Along the Ohoopee River in east-central Georgia and in central Florida.
Native Habitat: In scrub vegetation openings and along roadsides in Florida and on coarse, quartzite sand dunes in Georgia.

Benefit

Fragrant Flowers: yes
Fragrant Foliage: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-06-26
Research By: JAM

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