Wild Basil

Wild Basil

Clinopodium vulgare

Wild Basil


This low-growing herbaceous perennial of the mint family resembles Basil in its leaf shape but lacks the strong minty odour. It forms a loose ground cover in dry forests and edges, meadows, prairies, and occasionally grows in wetter sites. It often grows on calcareous soils,  which are common in southern Ontario. 

  • Characteristics


    Height: 1-2 Feet

    Blooms: June to Sept

    Bloom Colour: Pink/Purple

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

    Soil: Dry to Moist, Average/Sand/Gravel

    Habitat: Moist-dry Open Woodlandss, Meadows, and Praires

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