Clinopodium menthifolium

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLamiaceaeClinopodiumClinopodium menthifolium

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial herb of lightly-shaded woodland edges and scrub overlying chalk. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

© M. Cotterill, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 844

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Comment on Clonality

CTW says that it is creeping; assumed to be short-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004213