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Common Calamint, Clinopodium ascendens Family: Lamiaceae
Clinopodium ascendens     *     Common Calamint

Flowering time: July - September. Perennial

Habitat: Found on dry, calcareous soils. Roadsides, rough grassland and rocky ground in southern areas of England and Ireland.

An erect, hairy, aromatic plant, the tall flowering spikes having whorls of pinkish-white flowers with darker spots on the lower lip. The stalked leaves are shallow-toothed or untoothed with adpressed hairs. Height 30-60cm



Common Calamint, Clinopodium ascendens       Common Calamint, Clinopodium ascendens

Common Calamint, Clinopodium ascendens
The Purbecks, Dorset. August 2008

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