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Hoary Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum incanum


Family: Lamiaceae Mint family Genus Common Name: Mountain Mint Native Status: Native
Pycnanthemum incanum - Hoary Mountain Mint. Upper leaves have whitish tops. Dense flower clusters have coarse hairs making the cluster seem to be matted. Whitish flowers with purple spots. Crushed leaves have a very strong mint aroma.
Distribution of Pycnanthemum incanum in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 01 Nov 2014). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-September-26Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Insect enjoying a sip of mint nectar from the purple-spotted blossom of Hoary Mountain Mint. The hairs growing from the calyx tips make the flower cluster seem matted. Blossom is about .2 inches across.
Pycnanthemum incanum

Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-September-26Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Hoary Mountain Mint blossoms in tight clusters at the end of the stems. The calyx has coarse hairs on the points, which give the inflorescence a matted look.
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Pycnanthemum incanum

Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-September-26Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Hoary Mountain Mint has broadly lanceolate, veined leaves, which are white on the top of the uppermost leaves on each stem.
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Pycnanthemum incanum

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All content except USDA Plants Database map Copyright Gerald C. Williamson 2014
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