(Plate CXXX.)

Family

Mint.

Colour

Purple, or white spotted with a darker shade.

Odour

Fragrant.

Range

Florida to N. Carolina.

Time Of Bloom

August, September.

Flowers; growing in cymes of six flowers in the axils of the leaves. Calyx: tubular; two-lipped. Corolla: long; two-lipped; the upper lip notched at the apex; the lower one three-lobed. Stamens; four; curving inward. Pistil: one. Leaves: opposite; oblong, narrowing into a slender petiole; pubescent; smaller leaves also clustered in the axils. Stem; erect; branching; leafy.

Calamintha, meaning in Greek beautiful mint, well expresses this member of the genus. It range is unfortunately limited, but it can be known by the illustration.