Apr. 21, 2018

broadleaf mountain mint, Pycnanthemum muticum

Closely examining mountain mints is rewarding because of the beautiful little purple-flecked flowers. With broadleaf mountain mint, it is also rewarding to take a step back and enjoy the overall effect. The pale leaves around the flower heads are probably more eye catching than the tiny flowers. This must be the reason this is the only mountain mint to find its way into our gardens with any frequency. Broadleaf mountain mint grows in AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, KY(T), LA, MA, MD, ME(X), MI(T), MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY(T), OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WV. University of Kentucky Arboretum, 7/15/15/