PYCNANTHEMUM tenuifolium (Mountain Mint, Slender)
Pycnanthemum Tenuifolium, the narrowleaf mountain mint, slender mountain mint, common horsemint or Virginia thyme. It is native to eastern North America. Pycnanthemum tenuifolium is an herbaceous plant with narrow, opposite, simple leaves, on wiry, green stems. The plant has profuse clusters of small, tubular, white flowers which bloom in the middle of summer; July through August. This flowering species attract a wide variety of insects, including butterflies, skippers, bees, wasps, beetles and flies.
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Scientific Name: Pycnanthemum Tenuifolium
Common Name: Slender Mountain Mint
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Eastern part of United States
Height: 24 to 36 "
Spread: 24 to 36 "
Habitat: Rocky ground in open prairies and upland woods
Zone: 4 to 8
Exposure: Full sun to Part shade
Blooming Season: Summer (July to September)
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds, Flies, Beetles
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Water Requirement: Low, Average
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
Uses: Ponds and streams, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow