Aug. 12, 2022

limestone calamint, Clinopodium arkansanum

If you wander the shores of northern Lake Michigan and Lake Huron here in Michigan, you might be familiar with Arkansas. Limestone or Arkansas calamint are those little matted plants that tickle you're ankles and nose. Everything about them is little except for the outsized minty aroma. In the spring you might even might even stir that up when the seedlings are only a couple inches high. The flowers are sometimes white or shades between. Limestone calamint grows damp open often rocky or sandy areas in AR, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and ON. Wilderness State Park, Emmet Co MI, 7/13/11. Mint family, Lamiaceae.