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