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Ozark Calamint, Limestone Calamint
Clinopodium arkansanum (Calamintha arkansana)
Full sun; medium to dry moisture level; rocky, thin soil; alkaline pH. 6-12 inches height, blooms summer into fall, light blue to lavender flowers. Forms colonies from underground stolons just below the soil surface.
Germination Code: ?
Native Region: Only occurs in Wilson and Rutherford counties.
An aromatic herb with rich mint scent and flavor. Relishes hot, dry sites and is a good plant for rock gardens and rock walls. Occurs naturally on exposed limestone bedrock along lakeshores.