In most members of this Family, there is no seedpod. There are four seeds inside each bract around the stem.
The Lamiaceae Family includes the following genera:
Agastache, Ajuga, Colquhounia, Lamium, Lavandula, Leonotis, Mentha, Micromeria, Monarda, Nepeta, Ocimum, Origanum, Perilla, Phlomis, Plectranthus, Rosmarinus, Salvia, Scutellaria, Solenostemon, Stachys, Teucrium, Thymus.
The flowers are usually in separate whorls around the stem, but the whorls can also be so close together as to form a terminal spike. The seeds, called nutlets, are held on a pad at the bottom of the calyx, and simply roll out when they are ripe.
Some examples of seedpods of plants in this Family are:
Prunella Phlomis Ocimum Lavandula Monarda Rosmarinus
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