Pycnanthemum incanum – Hoary Mountain Mint – 1-Pint


Probably the showiest of the four species of Mountain Mint that occur in our area. Its foliage is very similar to Broadleaf Mountain Mint (P. muticum), perhaps a little less showy, with the leaves just below the flower heads looking as if they had been lightly but evenly dusted with powdered sugar.  The flowers grow in rounded heads much like Broadleaf Mountain Mint, but the flowers are somewhat larger. Each delicate flower is white with a sprinkling of tiny purple spots. The flowers generally grow in multiple tiers on each stem, with a branching habit that is open and graceful, showing off the additional layers of flowers. Very attractive to all sorts of pollinators.

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Mint Family, Lamiaceae

Updated 13 October 2022