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Calamitha grandiflora (Large-flowered calamint)



General Description

It is a perennial plant with height 20-50 cm. Its stem is green, aromatic, with sparse hairs. The leaves are large, oval, toothed, petiolate, smooth on the upper surface, sparsely hairy on the underside. Flowers are reddish in common peduncle of uneven toothed, appearing in mid-summer to early autumn. It is used for tea. It is a fragrant plant which gives distilled essential oil. We find it in the mountainous forests of mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, central and southern Europe, western Asia.


Sfikas, G., Wild Flowers of Crete, Efstathadis Group, 1999.

Giachakopoulou, M., Aromatic and medicinal plants of the family Labiatae (Labiatae), Department of Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture, Faculty of Technology and Agriculture, TEI of Crete, 2007.