Posted by plantladylin
(Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 26, 2013 6:49 PM concerning plant:
Clustered Bushmint is a native perennial wildflower here in Florida, and is found throughout the state. Leaves are 1 1/2" to 3" long, lance-shaped and dark green in color. The leaves have blunt-toothed margins with a slightly wavy appearance and are attached to upright, branching stems. The foliage emits a distinct musky odor, giving the plant another common name of Muskymint. Like other plants in the mint family, Clustered Bushmint has a square stem, which is purplish green in color. The flowers grow in large round clusters consisting of numerous small white flowers dotted with purple. The flower heads have leafy green bracts below and grow from upper leaf attachments. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Clustered Bushmint can be found in habitats of moist pinelands, wet ditches, and wetland margins.