Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Slender Mountain Mint
Slender Mountain Mint
Upright stems hold masses of narrow deep green, aromatic foliage that serves as the backdrop to terminal clusters of silvery-white flowers that bloom in June and continue through August. This selection thrives in many conditions and is a must-have plant for many nectar-seeking butterflies and native bees.
- Small birds enjoy the seeds
- Aromatic foliage smells of mint
- A favorite for native bee species
- Nectar and pollen source for butterflies
- Spreads via rhizomes and is a great groundcover
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Minty dried foliage and flowers can be used for tea or flavoring in cooking and baking.
Grows well in average to moist, well-drained soils in full or partial sun. Will tolerate both dry and occasionally wet soils, generally wide soil tolerance.