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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Perennial 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 Medit, 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).
1. Perennial, decumbent; calyx 4–5 mm ..... C. douglasii
1' Perennial to shrub, erect; calyx 6–17 mm
2. Lf 5–15 mm; calyx 6–8 mm; shrub ..... C. chandleri
2' Lf 35–80 mm; calyx 14–17 mm; perennial herbs to subshrub ..... C. mimuloides
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