Clinopodium vulgare L.
Common Name: WILD-BASIL, DOG-MINT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Deciduous or pine forest and savanna, sometimes in swamps but especially in dry sandy or rocky clearings, trails, or otherwise disturbed areas; gravel ridges, dunes, and shores; old fields, roadsides, gravel pits, and other disturbed ground; often somewhat weedy. Usually considered to be a native circumpolar species; North American plants are the weakly distinguished var. neogaea (Fernald) C. F. Reed.

The leaves have short petioles (all or mostly less than 7 mm). These, and the more evident pedicels in the inflorescence, will readily distinguish this species from Blephilia hirsuta, with which it might be confused if the number of stamens is not obvious. Rarely the corolla is white rather than pink-purple.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Missaukee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1541.