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Pycnanthemum muticum
Common Name: Short-Toothed Mountain Mint Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Pycnanthemum muticum
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Weird name. Cool plant. This uncommon, non-spreading mint has broad lustrous aromatic leaves with silvery flower bracts and very showy pinkish flowers on plants with a nice compact habit. This native is happiest at the wood's edge, so it is excellent for a naturalized border or woodland garden. Mountain Mint is one of the best nectar sources for native butterflies and bees. The leaves are loaded with pulegone, the same insect repellent found in pennyroyal. Rub it on the skin to repel mosquitoes!

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Moist woods and meadows from Massachusettes to Michigan, down to Louisiana and Florida.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPink 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Silver 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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