Mint relatives, with aromatic leaves and whorls of tubular flowers, often pink through to purple. Best in full sun, on well-drained soils. Acinos and according to some sources, Calamintha, are now included in the Clinopdium genus. 

Regardless all species now classed as Clinopodium are a valuable source of nectar and pollen to a range of pollinators over an extended summer season. They are also larval foodplants for the small, very attractive, mint moth.


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