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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.



Margriet Wetherwax & John M. Miller

Perennial herb to shrub, decumbent to erect, < 2 m, aromatic. Leaf: petioled; blade generally ovate-deltate, base rounded to tapered, margin entire to shallowly crenate-dentate, lower surface generally gland-dotted. Inflorescence: flowers 1–several in leaf axils. Flower: calyx 5-lobed, 2-lipped; corolla 5-lobed, white to lavender or salmon, 2-lipped, lower lip spreading, upper erect, 2-lobed; stamens 4, in 2 pairs, anther sacs spreading; style 2-lobed, exserted. Fruit: 1–2 mm; surface smooth to net-like.
150 species: generally Mediterranean, to Japan, Australia, also North America, South America. (Latin: savory) [Cantino & Wagstaff 1998 Brittonia 50:63–70] Clinopodium hortensis Kuntze cultivated as herb (summer savory).

Key to Clinopodium

1. Perennial herb, decumbent; calyx 4–5 mm ..... C. douglasii

1' Perennial herb to shrub, erect; calyx 6–17 mm

2. Leaf 5–15 mm; calyx 6–8 mm; shrub ..... C. chandleri

2' Leaf 35–80 mm; calyx 14–17 mm; perennial herb to subshrub ..... C. mimuloides


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