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Hyptis alata

Hyptis alata (Raf.) Shinners

Hyptis alata (Raf.) Shinners var. stenophylla Shinners

Hyptis radiata Willd.

Musky Mint

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusHyptisFrom the Greek huptios for “turned back,” from the lower lip position of the flower
Speciesalata

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Hyptis alata (Musky Mint)

4/12/2015 · Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 7 × 8" (18 × 20 cm)

Hyptis alata (Musky Mint)

4/12/2015 · Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 7 × 10" (16 × 25 cm)

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