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Clinopodium vulgare

Grand basilic
Wild Basil

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

12-22 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Ovate

Height

40 cm

Description

A slightly aromatic hairy perennial, also called Calamintha chinopodium or Satureja vulgaris. Clinopodium vulgare seems to be the most current name.

Open woodland.

Flowers

Flowers pinkish-purple are borne in whorls, a few flowers in bloom at the same time.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Egg-shaped to oblong, pointed, lightly serrated, on a short stalk.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 4 small nuts inside the calyx.

Edible

Leaves, when young.

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