Nov. 1, 2017

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Mountain-mints are another plant that rewards a close look.  The tiny flowers don't show off much for humans.  We don't pollinate them.  All those tiny purple dots must do something for the bugs.  Mountain-mints are closely related to true mints and bergamots.  They're aromatic, and have been used for flavoring and medicine.  The genus was often used by Indians, though I have found no specific mention of this species.