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Cunila origanoides (Common dittany)
Cressler, Alan

Cunila origanoides

Cunila origanoides (L.) Britton

Common Dittany

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Cunila mariana, Mappia origanoides


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TX , VA , WV

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade


Attracts: Butterflies

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-09
Research By: SET

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