Mar. 13, 2018

downy woodmint, Blephilia ciliata

The color on downy woodmint at this site is particularly intense. In most areas they're a little less so. Long ago, I found some with orange spots. For me, those have become the Holy Grail of woodmints. Guess I need some help from Indiana Jones. These plants grow a couple of feet high, with flower clusters a little over and inch wide. Downy woodmint grows in fields in AL, AR, CT(S), DE, GA, IA(T), IL, IN, KS, KY, MA(E), MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NY(E), OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, and ON. Monroe Co MI, 6/11/12.