American Dittany (Cunila origanoides)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 to 16 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 16inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruit: Other: Small, ellipsoid, 3-angled nutlets
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant

fascinating 'frost flowers' during winter dormancy

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Wildflower (or weed) ID please. by outofthegreen Sep 5, 2016 8:54 PM 10
Wildflowers in winter by SongofJoy Jan 26, 2013 2:29 PM 35

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