Scientific NameCalamintha nepeta
Other Common Names:
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Satureja calamintha var. nepeta
Satureja calamintha var. nepetoides
Ovate in outline with the apex usually sharp-pointed (acute). The lower leaf margins are toothed along both edges. Lower leaves are to 1 inch long, the upper leaves become progressively smaller up the stem. All leaves are arranged oppositely along the stem.
A perennial herb with showy flowers and a distinctive minty odor. The distinctive minty smell and showy flowers help to distinguish this plant from most other weeds
Flower Seed Head
Individual flowers are about 4 mm long and light purple and/or white in color.
Primarily a weed of pastures, fields, and noncrop areas found from Maryland south to South Carolina and also in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and Arkansas.