Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

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Description

Soil: Hydric (Moist) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 1.5′-3′
Color: White
Bloom: June-September
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.
Leaves: The opposite leaves are long and narrow.

Suggested Uses:

This is an excellent plant for a large raingarden. It is also useful for shoreline restoration. The leaves of this plant have a minty aroma when crushed and has been used for making tea. It is a good plant for attracting butterflies and beneficial insects.

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: Used as an energizing tonic. Once though to prevent rabies when applied to animal bites.
Food Uses: The fresh or dried leaves can be made into tea.
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Weight 1 lbs
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