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Field Basil - Satureja vulgaris
Other Names:  Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, 20–40 cm, mostly simple. Herbage sparsely hirsute. Leaves petiolate; blades lanceolate to ovate, 1–3 cm long, crenate. Inflorescence of dense bracteate verticillasters, terminal or in axils of uppermost leaves. Flowers: calyx tubular, 8–10 mm long, villous, lobes unequal, setaceous, upper longer than lower; corolla purple, 10–12 mm long, campanulate, indistinctly bilabiate (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Native to Europe, eastern North America, introduced elsewhere. Known from Flathead County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Field Basil — Satureja vulgaris.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from