Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

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Description

Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-3 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: June – September

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Suggested Uses: Slender Mountain Mint prefers some moisture but can be found in upland prairies and rocky woods. This is an excellent plant for pollinators. The leaves have a minty fragrance when crushed! Deer will eat the foliage.

Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the contiguous U.S. Presumed to be native to Minnesota but the extent of its range is unknown.

Pollinators: A great plant for bees and butterflies including adult monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) and Rusty Patched Bumble Bees (Bombus affinis).

Leaves: The opposite leaves are long and slender (linear).

Flowers: The flower heads are made up of many tiny tube-like flowers with single lobed upper lips and 3 lobed lower lips. They have 4 stamens and lilac anthers and a single long white style per flower.

Food Uses: The fresh or dried leaves can be made into tea.

Other Name:  Narrow-Leaved Mountain Mint

More information: USDA plant profile

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Weight 2 lbs
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