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Stone Mint (Cunila origanoides) On a forested trail. <br />
My first time seeing this flower! I would like to go back and photograph it when the blooms are fully opened.<br />
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This plant smells slightly of oregano! From what I&#039;m reading, it is was/has been used medicinally by Native Americans (either smoked or brewed into a tea). Cunila origanoides,Geotagged,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Stone Mint (Cunila origanoides)

On a forested trail.
My first time seeing this flower! I would like to go back and photograph it when the blooms are fully opened.

This plant smells slightly of oregano! From what I'm reading, it is was/has been used medicinally by Native Americans (either smoked or brewed into a tea).

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''Cunila origanoides''—common names stone mint, frost mint, dittany, and American dittany—is a perennial late-summer-flowering subshrub with small purple flowers, which is native to the Eastern United States. It grows in habitats such as dry forests and the thin soil around rock outcrops. This species has historically been cultivated for use as a medicinal herb, tea, and ornamental plant.

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 2, 2019. Captured Sep 2, 2019 10:42 in 101 S 3rd Ave, Chatsworth, GA 30705, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/32.0
  • 1/41s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm