Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare Family: Lamiaceae
Wild Basil
Clinopodium vulgare

Flowering July to September. Rhizomatous perennial. Native

Found on dry calcareous soils among scrub and rough grassland and on roadsides and hedgebanks

A slightly hairy, faintly aromatic plant with dense whorls of purplish-pink flowers with a darker calyx. Usually unbranched with short-stalked, slightly toothed leaves

Similar: Common Calamint has spikes of pale pink flowers

Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare
Badbury Rings, Dorset. August 2012

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