Cunila origanoides

Cunila origanoidescommon names stone mint, frost mint, dittany, and American dittany[2]—is a perennial late-summer-flowering subshrub with small purple flowers, which is native to the Eastern United States.[3] It grows in habitats such as dry forests and the thin soil around rock outcrops.[4] This species has historically been cultivated for use as a medicinal herb, tea, and ornamental plant.

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Cunila origanoides
Cunila origanoides
Scientific classification
C. origanoides
Binomial name
Cunila origanoides
  • Cunila mariana L.
  • Hedyosmos origanoides (L.) Kuntze
  • Mappia origanoides (L.) House
  • Satureja origanoides L.
  • Ziziphora mariana (L.) Roem. & Schult.


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Cunila origanoides". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Cunila origanoides". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  4. ^ Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora

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Cunila is a genus of plants in the Lamiaceae, first described in 1759. It is native to North and South America.

SpeciesCunila angustifolia Benth. - southern Brazil, Misiones Province of Argentina

Cunila crenata García-Peña & Tenorio - State of Durango in Mexico

Cunila fasciculata Benth. - southern Brazil

Cunila galioides Benth. - Brazil

Cunila incana Benth. - southern Brazil, Argentina

Cunila incisa Benth. - southern Brazil

Cunila leucantha Kunth ex Schltdl. & Cham. - Mexico (Veracruz, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas), Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama)

Cunila lythrifolia Benth. - central + southern Mexico

Cunila menthiformis Epling - southern Brazil

Cunila menthoides Benth. - Uruguay

Cunila microcephala Benth. - southern Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay

Cunila origanoides (L.) Britton - central + eastern United States from Texas and Kansas east to New York and Georgia

Cunila platyphylla Epling - southern Brazil

Cunila polyantha Benth. - Mexico (from Zacatecas and Jalisco south to Chiapas), Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Panama)

Cunila pycnantha B.L.Rob. & Greenm. - Mexico (from Sinaloa and Durango south to Chiapas)

Cunila ramamoorthiana M.R.Garcia-Pena - Mexico (Guerrero)

Cunila spicata Benth. - southern Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay

Cunila tenuifolia Epling - southern Brazil


Dittany can refer to various plants:

Dictamnus albus (dittany)

Ballota pseudodictamnus (false dittany)

Origanum dictamnus (dittany of Crete, Cretan dittany)

Cunila origanoides (dittany, American dittany)

List of flora of Ohio

This list includes plants native and introduced to the state of Ohio, designated (N) and (I), respectively. Varieties and subspecies link to their parent species.

List of wildflowers of Soldiers Delight

The Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, consists of about 1,900 acres (7.7 km2) of land in Owings Mills, Maryland, USA.

Much of the area of Soldiers Delight contains a serpentine barren that contains a number of rare and endangered species of plants.The following list of herbaceous plants is based greatly on the work of Ed Uebel

and comes from the publications by Fleming et al. 1995,

Monteferrante 1973,

Reed 1984,

Wennerstrom 1995,

and the unpublished data by Worthley 1955-1985.

Stephensia cunilae

Stephensia cunilae is a moth of the family Elachistidae. It is found in the United States, where it has been recorded from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

The wingspan is 6.5–7 mm. The extreme base of the forewings is dark reddish-bronze, while the rest of the wing is dark brown with a bronzy luster. The markings are pale golden. The hindwings are dark grayish brown. Adults are on wing in late June and July and again in September in two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Cunila origanoides. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine starts as a narrow gallery, extending towards the tip of the leaf. It later expands into a blotch occupying the outer half of the leaf. All frass is deposited within the mine. The larvae have whitish body with a slight green tinge. The head is black. Pupation takes place outside of the mine in a fold of a leaf beneath a fine, closely woven sheet of silk. Adults of the second generation overwinter.

Sunfish Pond

Sunfish Pond is a 44-acre (18 ha) glacial lake surrounded by a 258-acre (104 ha) hardwood forest located on the Kittatinny Ridge within Worthington State Forest, adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Warren County, New Jersey. The Appalachian Trail runs alongside the western and northern edges of the lake. It was created by the Wisconsin Glacier during the last ice age. The lake was declared a National Natural Landmark in January 1970.

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