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 - Wild Dittany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Cunila
Species: 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. ^ USDA PLANTS database
  4. ^ Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora

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