Ontario Wildflowers website

Wild Basil
Clinopodium vulgare
(formerly Satureja vulgaris)

Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare) Other common names: Field Basil

Other scientific names: Satureja vulgaris, Calamintha clinopodium

French names: Sarriette commune

Family: Mint Family (Lamiaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 80   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: vulgare: common (Latin)vulgaris: common (Latin)

Photographs: 51 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare) flowers

Wild Basil flowers.

Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare) flowers

Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare) flowers

Wild Basil flowers are actually quite small.

Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare) flowers

Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare)

Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare) leaves

Wild Basil leaves.

Range map for Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)