Acinos arvensis

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Acinos arvensis
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Acinos
Species: A. arvensis
Binomial name
Acinos arvensis
(Lam.) Dandy

Acinos arvensis, known commonly as basil thyme and spring savory, is a species of plant of the genus Acinos.

It is a perennial that usually grows about 8 inches (20 cm) high and spreads 12 inches (30 cm). It prefers to grow in strong sunlight. The scent is faintly reminiscent of thyme, giving it its common name.[1]

Acinos arvensis is recorded as a food plant for the larva of the moth Coleophora tricolor.[citation needed]

This plant is classified by Rose (The Wildflower Key, revised 2006) as Clinopodium acinos.


  1. ^ Acinos arvensis - (Lam.)Dandy., Retrieved December 6, 2013