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Clinopodium arkansanum (Calamintha arkansana)

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Common Name:  Ozark Calamint, Limestone Calamint

Full sun; medium to dry moisture level; rocky, thin soil; alkaline pH. 6-12 inches height, blooms summer into fall, light blue to lavender flowers. Forms colonies from underground stolons just below the soil surface.

Germination Code: ?

Native Region:  Only occurs in Wilson and Rutherford counties.

An aromatic herb with rich mint scent and flavor. Relishes hot, dry sites and is a good plant for rock gardens and rock walls. Occurs naturally on exposed limestone bedrock along lakeshores.

Ozark Calamint, Limestone Calamint - Clinopodium arkansanum (Calamintha arkansana) 2
Photo Courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/
Ozark Calamint, Limestone Calamint - Clinopodium arkansanum (Calamintha arkansana)
Photo Courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/