Clustered Bush Mint (Hyptis alata)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 2 feet to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 26, 2013 6:49 PM

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.

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