Family – Lamiaceae
Height ~ 30cm
Square stem – a frequent feature of species within the Lamiaceae family.
Strongly aromatic when damaged.
Corolla – zygomorphic. usually pinky purple, roughly 20mm in diameter. The corolla tube is longer than the calyx. The corolla has an upper and lower lip; the upper is hooded (convex).
Corolla has a ring of hairs near the base.
4 stamens – 2 long, 2 short.
Calyx has 5 lobes and 5 veins. The lobes are roughly equal in length to the calyx tube.
Stem = branched – can be purplish
Leaves – all petiolate. (as are the bracts) Opposite.
Leaf margin – crenate to serrate.