Clinopodium vulgare   Wild Basil CC DD N

Clinopodium vulgare

This is a plant easily overlooked since it will typically grow amongst other interesting species which divert attention elsewhere. Although it is supposed to grow in light soils according Stace, I find it most often on basic soils with Origanum vulgare (Marjoram) and Anacamptis pyramidalis (Pyramidal orchid).

It is very common in southern and central England and thins out as you go north with only a little to be found in the far north of Scotland. Strangely, it is quite rare in Ireland.

Llandulas, North Wales, 6th July 2006

Added on 11th July 2006, updated 4th December 2008, updfated 19th March 2010

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