Clinopodium ascendens   Common Calamint C DD N

Clinopodium ascendens

Another of those plants which has been affected by the messings of the taxonomists, Clinopodium ascendens used to be called Calamintha ascendens. I'm sure the change was absolutely essential. Locally, I only see this in limestone country where it grows in grassland alongside Silene nutans, and Hypochaeris maculata.

C ascendens is common in the southern counties of England and extreme south of ireland but records quickly didmish as you go north. There is little in northern Ireland or Scotland.

Great Orme, North Wales 23rd August 2001

Added on November 20th 2004, updated 4th December 2008, updated 19th March 2010

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