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!
Moist woods and meadows from Massachusettes to Michigan, down to Louisiana and Florida.