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BASIL-THYME Clinopodium acinos (Lamiaceae) Height to 20cm. Downy annual with both creeping and upright stems. Grows in dry, grassy habitats on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 7-10mm long and bluish violet with a white patch on the lower lip; borne in few-flowered whorls along much of the stems’ length (May-Aug). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval, stalked and only slightly toothed. STATUS-Widespread but only locally common in S and E England; scarce or absent elsewhere.
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BASIL-THYME Clinopodium acinos (Lamiaceae) Height to 20cm. Downy annual with both creeping and upright stems. Grows in dry, grassy habitats on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 7-10mm long and bluish violet with a white patch on the lower lip; borne in few-flowered whorls along much of the stems’ length (May-Aug). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval, stalked and only slightly toothed. STATUS-Widespread but only locally common in S and E England; scarce or absent elsewhere.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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