Clinopodium georgianum

Family:LAMIACEAE
Species:Clinopodium georgianum R.M. Harper
Common Name:Georgia Wild Basil; Georgia Calamint; Georgia Basil
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Plant Notes:Georgia Mint is a native perennial shrub in the Mint family (Lamiaceae). It is found in the southern two-thirds of Alabama. Georgia Mint grows in xeric pine woodlands, sandhills, sandy ridges along major streams, and in rocky woodlands. Georgia Mint has variously been placed in the genus Satureja or Calamintha. It is a woody, evergreen, mounding sub-shrub. Georgia Mint grows to a height of twelve to eighteen inches. The main stem branches near ground level into multiple upright stems. The stems are 4-angled and lower portions of the stems have brown bark that sheds in longish plates. Georgia Mint has opposite roundish leaves. The leaves are petiolate, ovate to elliptic in outline, and either entire or with crenate or serrate margins. Short branches or fascicles of small leaves occur in the axils of the main stem leaves. The entire plant is aromatic. From late summer through the winter, pale lavender or pinkish flowers are produced from the leaf axils. The flowers occur in 3-9 flowered cymes. The calyx is tubular, green or purple in color, with 5 teeth. The two lower teeth are much longer than the upper 3 teeth. The flower is two-lipped, with the upper lip two-lobed and the lower lip three-lobed. The center lobe of the lower lip is spotted with purple. The fruit is a mericarp that remains attached within the calyx. It is an excellent bee plant. Georgia Mint is available from many native plant nurseries. It can also be propagated by cuttings or from seed. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It prefers well-draining soils and full to partial sun. Its low growth form makes it ideal for boarders and rock gardens. An herbal tea is made from the dried leaves.--A. Diamond
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Status:Native
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyLAMIACEAE - Mint family
Genus Clinopodium
Species Clinopodium georgianum R.M. Harper - Georgia Wild Basil; Georgia Calamint; Georgia Basil

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Calamintha georgiana    
Clinopodium carolinianum    
Satureja georgiana    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Choctaw, Clarke, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Houston, Lee, Pike, Tallapoosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL, UWFP

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1948 - 2003

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
JSU125503 Clarke 13 Sep 1997 R. D. Whetstone
18817
JSU
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
TROY000020516 Crenshaw 07 Sep 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
19920
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UWAL0006417 Escambia 29 Sep 1980 Kral, R.
66519
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UNA00040583 Cleburne 09 Oct 1948 A. M. Harvill, Jr.
4001
UNA
Satureja georgiana (Harper) Ahles
AUA_ACC035344 Butler 12 SEP 1979 CRAWFORD, LLOYD C.
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
JSU125502 Calhoun 7 Sep 1999 D. D. Spaulding
10695
JSU
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC060681 Tallapoosa 5 OCT 1997 SCHOTZ, ALFRED
1569
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
TROY000006404 Conecuh 25 Sep 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12681
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UNA00040586 Cleburne 01 Jul 1979 Robert R. Haynes
7332
UNA
Satureja georgiana (Harper) Ahles
AUA_ACC053058 Butler 26 SEP 1990 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7143
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
JSU125506 Houston 25 Sep 1994 John R. MacDonald
7798
JSU
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC025850 Geneva 6 OCT 1968 KRAL, ROBERT
33747
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
UWAL0010520 Conecuh 13 Oct 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22631
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC051540 Crenshaw 25 SEP 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5556
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
UWAL0039808 Pike 25 Sep 2017 Diamond, Alvin R.
27944
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum R.M. Harper
JSU125501 Butler 11 Oct 1970 R. Kral
41626
JSU
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UWAL0006017 Conecuh 24 Sep 1982 Kral, R.
69684
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UNA00039959 Houston 25 Sep 1994 John R. MacDonald
7798
UNA
Calamintha georgiana (Harper) Shinners
UWAL0044262 Baldwin 29 Aug 2001 Larsen, H.S.
942
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum R. M. Harper
TROY000006407 Escambia 28 May 1995 Cynthia L. Brittain
293
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC034659 Butler 30 AUG 1979 JOHNSON, KENNETH G.
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
UNA00040588 Choctaw s.d. Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Satureja georgiana (Harper) Ahles
AUA_ACC043815 Conecuh 27 AUG 1985 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
1613
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
TROY000030102 Escambia 28 Oct 2008 Curtis J. Hansen
3609
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
TROY000020768 Tallapoosa 25 Oct 1988 John D. Freeman
s.n.
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UNA00040589 Calhoun 22 Sep 1953 Roland M. Harper
4264
UNA
Satureja georgiana (Harper) Ahles
AUA_ACC017003 Elmore 10 NOV 1968 FREEMAN, JOHN D.
S.N.
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
TROY000006403 Barbour 02 Oct 1999 John R. MacDonald
13508
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
TROY000038657 12 Oct 2012 Bailee Dykes
1372
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum R.M. Harper
AUA_ACC070260 Escambia 28 OCT 2008 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
3609
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
UWAL0031799 Conecuh 15 Oct 1996 Kral, R.
86936
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC061231 Barbour 6 OCT 2001 GIL, GLENDA
(2001-1)
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
AUA_ACC073645 Escambia 22 OCT 2009 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4571
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
UWAL0019177 Tallapoosa 13 Oct 1996 Kral, R.
86858
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC020674 Escambia 26 AUG 1969 MOORE, HAROLD D.
622-69
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
TROY000006410 Crenshaw 02 Nov 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14253
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC058649 Cleburne 18 SEP 1980 FREEMAN, JOHN D.
2
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
TROY000020519 Butler 05 Oct 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
2.259
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
USAM000007858 Baldwin 06 Oct 1973 Michael G. LeLong
7339
USAM
Clinopodium georgianum R.M. Harper
AUA_ACC037639 Escambia 16 SEP 1981 HENDERSON, T.
566
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
AUA_ACC041796 Clarke 9 SEP 1973 BEDWELL, C. R.
66
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
JSU125504 Cleburne 2 Oct 2000 D. D. Spaulding
10959
JSU
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
SAMF0004806 Bullock 12 Oct 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1372
SAMF
Clinopodium georgianum R. M. Harper
UWAL0032795 Clarke 11 Oct 2015 Keener, Brian R.
9297
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UWAL0012340 Bullock 12 Oct 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1372
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum R.M. Harper
UNA00039960 Geneva 03 Sep 1969 R. Kral
36832
UNA
Calamintha georgiana (Harper) Shinners
JSU125507 Washington 16 Aug 1993 J. M. Ballard
3227
JSU
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC044787 Coffee 18 OCT 1975 MADDOX, WILLIAM K.
138
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
UWFP011731 Baldwin 06 Sep 2009 Michael J. Jordan
22378
UWFP
Calamintha georgiana (R.M. Harper) Shinners
AUA_ACC043939 Escambia 31 AUG 1986 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
2765
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
UWAL0015280 Clarke 03 Nov 2013 Keener, Brian R.
8243
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
TROY000020518 Geneva 28 Aug 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
19854
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC050705 Cleburne 12 FEB 1990 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
6649
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
TROY000006405 Conecuh 22 Sep 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12674
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
JSU125505 Cleburne 24 Aug 1997 J. M. Ballard
7401
JSU
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC051952 Escambia 3 SEP 1989 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
6235
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
UWAL0006416 Escambia 28 Oct 2008 Hansen, C.J.
3609
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
SAMF0004805 Cleburne 18 Aug 1979 Davenport, L. J.
1540
SAMF
Clinopodium georgianum R. M. Harper
AUA_ACC058269 Tallapoosa 25 OCT 1988 FREEMAN, JOHN D.
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
TROY000046381 Pike 25 Sep 2017 Alvin R. Diamond
27944
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum R.M. Harper
TROY000006406 Conecuh 14 Oct 2000 Alvin R. Diamond
12178
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UWAL0006415 Escambia 16 Oct 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20293
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
UNA00040587 Lee s.d. Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Satureja georgiana (Harper) Ahles
UWAL0044263 Baldwin 29 Aug 2000 Larsen, H.S.
541
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum R. M. Harper
UWAL0037954 Baldwin 06 Oct 1973 LeLong, Michel G.
7339
UWAL
Clinopodium georgianum R.M. Harper
UNA00062198 Crenshaw 02 Nov 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14253
UNA
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
AUA_ACC046801 Butler 30 AUG 1987 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
3563
AUA
CLINOPODIUM GEORGIANUM HARPER
TROY000020517 Escambia 18 Sep 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20065
TROY
Clinopodium georgianum Harper
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