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American Mountain Mint

Common Name: American Mountain Mint

Scientific Name: Pycnanthemum virginianum

Family: Lamiaceae

Habitat: Meadows, Swamps, Along Streams and Ponds

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Height: Up to 3 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Well drained, Moist

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies

Description: American Mountain Mint is a native, perennial wildflower which is a member of the Lamiaceae, or mint, family, and tends to grow in wet meadows, swamps, and along ponds and streams. American Mountain Mint can be identified by its small, white flowers and its narrow, dark green leaves. American Mountain Mint, which blooms in summer, prefers to grow in full sun to partly shady conditions in moist, well-drained soil, and attracts several pollinators, including bees and butterflies. This photo of American Mountain Mint was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.