Clinopodium vulgare L.

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Acinos vulgaris (L.) Pers.; Calamintha vulgaris (L.) Druce; Melissa clinopodium Benth.; Melissa vulgaris (L.) Trevis.; Satureja vulgaris (L.) Bég.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Clinopodium vulgare L.
  • Common name : Cushion Calamint, Wild Basil, Dog mint
  • Habit : Perennial herb
  • Habitat : Dry grassland and heathland, usually on limestone or chalky soils
  • Comments / notes : The leaves of wild basil are used as an aromatic herb in the preparation of food dishes and to make a herbal tea.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-July
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
  • Native : Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Ital
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Macaronesia, Mediterranean, Europe to Siberia and Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 198
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. vulgare. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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