Clinopodium alpinum   Alpine Calamint

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The Calamint species can be a source of confusion when researching the differences between the species as they've become Clinopodium from the genera Acinos and Satureja and those old names are still used in many books and web sites. This plant is quite similar to Clinopodium acinos (Basil Thyme) but is perennial. There was some evidence of woody stems in this plant which was much more procumbent than Clinopodium acinos usually is.

Ossue valley, French Pyrenees 10th June 2009

Added on December 2nd 2009, updated 19th March 2010

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