Pycnanthemum muticum - short toothed mountain mint
short toothed mountain mint
Silvery bracts highlight clusters of small pinkish flowers from summer to early fall. The flowers are an extraordinarily good source of nectar for butterflies. The leaves smell strongly of spearmint when they are crushed and, like many members of the mint family, the leaves may be used in teas.
- Nectar and pollen source for butterflies
- Stem clumps make dense ground cover for wildlife
- Seed heads provide winter cover for insects
- Deer resistant
- Vigorous, plant that thrives in most conditions
Found in moist woods and meadows; Massachusetts to Michigan south to Louisiana and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Grows well in average to consistently moist soils.