Mountain Mint: I love the Mountain Mints

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By wildflowers
October 23, 2014

There are many wonderful native herbaceous plants and flowers growing in the wild that are all too often overlooked or forgotten. I think this is one of them.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 23, 2014 6:50 AM CST
I grow Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides and P. incanum. Love, love, love them! Thanks for another great article, Christine. Thank You!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 23, 2014 7:11 AM CST
I am not familiar with those plants, but it looks like they would be a great asset to the butterfly garden.
Thank you for showing us all those different types. Smiling
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Oct 23, 2014 8:31 AM CST
Thank you, Tee. You must love them as much as I do. nodding

Josephine, I know you (and the butterflies) would love mountain mint too. In our area, I think they do benefit from some afternoon shade.
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Oct 23, 2014 9:26 PM CST
Thanks for a delightful article on an even more delightful little herbal wildflower. I'm afraid these past few dry summers have taken their toll on my Mountain Mints also. While reading your article, I could almost smell their crisp, clear, minty fragrance again. Thank You!
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Oct 24, 2014 6:03 AM CST
Thanks for this great article on a great pollinator plant!
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Oct 24, 2014 8:00 AM CST
Thank You! Welcome!

Pod, I'll keep looking and hoping for it to come back; for both of us!

Catmint, thank you for your photos and comments about your mountain mints. I've been drooling over your Pycnanthemum muticum since the day I saw your picture.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Catmint20906
Oct 24, 2014 8:28 AM CST
thanks, Christine. I have to confess that the P. muticum was not in my yard but at a Monarch Waystation area that a church had set up--I was so delighted to see this! I have similar visions for my P. muticum! Smiling The P. flexuosum is mine, though.
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