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Clinopodium coccineum [= Calamintha coccinea, Satureja coccinea]

Scarlet Calamint, Scarlet Wild Basil, Red Mint Shrub, Red Savory

Scientific Name:

Clinopodium coccineum [= Calamintha coccinea, Satureja coccinea]

Genus:

Clinopodium

Species Epithet:

coccineum

Common Name:

Scarlet Calamint, Scarlet Wild Basil, Red Mint Shrub, Red Savory

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Habitat Description:

Sandhills and flatwoods. Native to GA, FL, AL, and MS.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Requires very specific site conditions.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/calamintha-coccinea

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CLCO10



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