Annual or sometimes perennial herb from a fibrous root, not or slightly aromatic; stems sprawling to ascending, 10-20 cm long/tall, branched from base, soft-hairy.
Opposite, egg-shaped to elliptic, 0.5-1.5 cm long, tips somewhat pointed, bases tapered, obscurely toothed, becoming glabrous; stalked.
Inflorescence a loose, elongate spike of 3- to 8-flowered axillary clusters; corollas tubular, pink to bluish, white markings on lower lip, 7-10 mm long, 2-lipped; calyces tubular, soft-hairy within, the tube curved, enlarged at base on one side, 13-veined, the teeth awl-shaped.
Nutlets, 4 clustered together, egg-shaped, smooth.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Acinos thymoides (L.) Moench
Clinopodium acinos (L.) Kuntze