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Basil Thyme - Satureja acinos
Other Names:  Acinos arvensis

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Fibrous-rooted annual. Stems erect, often branched at the base, 5–20 cm. Herbage puberulent. Leaves short-petiolate; blades ovate, 5–12 mm long, entire or nearly so. Inflorescence of 1 to 3 pedicellate flowers in upper leaf axils. Flowers: calyx hispid, 4–6 mm long, lobes subequal; corolla pale purple, 7–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced sparingly to northern U.S.; native to Europe. Known from Powell County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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