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Mountain Mint

Scientific Name:

Pycanthemum muticum

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Mountain Mint
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Common Name(s):
Mountain Mint, Short-toothed Mountain Mint, Clustered Mountain Mint

Categories:
Perennials, herbs

Comment:
Dark green leaves have a mint aroma when crushed and can be used to make a mild tea. Early Americans used the plant for treatment of fevers, colds and stomach aches. Plant has a tendency to spread in the garden

Height:

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Mountain Mint
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1 to 3 feet

Flowering Period:
July to September

Flower Color:
White to Pink

Usage:
Native gardens, herb gardens, meadows, can be used as a border plant

Hardiness:
USDA zone 4-8

Propagation:
Propagate by seeds or division. Will spread by rhizomes

Exposure:
Full sun to part shade

Soil:
Moist to medium well drained soil. Will tolerate some drought.

Regions:
Low mountains, piedmont, coast

Origins:
Native to Eastern North America

Pollinator(s) attracted:
Butterflies
Bees

Wasps

Page by Tracie Bowers EMGV

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