Clinopodium arkansanum (Nutt.) House   (redirected from: Calamintha arkansana)
Family: Lamiaceae
limestone calamint, low calamint
[Calamintha arkansana (Nutt.) Shinners, Calamintha glabella var. angustifolia (Michx.) Benth., Clinopodium glabrum (Nutt.) Kuntze, Hedeoma arkansana Nutt., Hedeoma glabra Nutt., Micromeria glabella var. angustifolia (Michx.) Benth., Satureja arkansana (Nutt.) Briq., Satureja glabella var. angustifolia (Michx.) Briq., Satureja glabra (Nutt.) Fernald]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Calamintha: from Greek mythological figure Kalamos, the son of Maiandros (aka Meander), god of the Meander River.
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb, very aromatic, simple or with many branches; many square stems arising at the base from the short, mat-forming stolons, hairless except for the leaf nodes
Leaves: opposite, smooth, oval except linear on flowering stems, stalked
Flowers: pink to pale purple, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, irregularly tube-shaped; flower drawing inflorescence of 2-8 flowers from the upper leaf nodes; blooms April-June
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: moist; Lake Michigan beaches, fens; in limy soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Christopher Noll  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Corey Raimond  
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