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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: September
Distribution Map: Cunila origanoides _ Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Lamiaceae

Flower, lateral view

Cunila origanoides - Flower Lateral View "
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Cunila origanoides - Leaves and Stem Leaves and Stem

 

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Cunila origanoides - Stem Stem
Cunila origanoides - Inflorescence Inflorescence
Cunila origanoides - InflorescenceInflorescence
Because of the indentations on the surface of these leaves, the leaves are said to be "punctate." Although the writer has no documentation, it would seem logical that these "dots" are glandular sites for the secretion of volatile oils that are recognized to be present in the leaves of this plant. Many write that this plant has the smell of thyme or oregano.Cunila origanoides - Leaves