There are roughly 20 species of Pycnanthemum
incanum found in the United States and Canada and the Herb Society of America named it Notable Native in 2016.
Mountain mint (Pycnanthemum
virginianum) tops my list of trouble-free, pollinator-friendly perennials.
Butterflies.--At the time of the bioblitz, few high quality nectar sources, such as milkweeds (Asclepias spp.), mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum
spp.), wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and others, were noted to be in bloom, although some of these (especially milkweed) were common.
fasdculatum Dichanthelium Poa compressa * oligosanthes Dichanthelium Poa pratensis * villosissimum Dipsacus fullonum * Poten tilla norvegica Elaeagnus Pycnanthemum
umbellata * virginianum Eleocharis sp.
Dominant forbs included Helianthus mollis (downy sunflower), Pycnanthemum
tenuifolium (slender mountain mint), and Lespedeza capitata (roundheaded-bush clover), all with an I.V of 10 or greater.
Repellent properties of mountain mint plant, Pycnanthemum
pycnanthemoides, against the american dog tick, Dermacentor variablis.
Of all the herbaceous plants he has tested, Ayers says native mountain mint (Pycnanthemum
verticilatum) is probably the best in terms of enticing bees.
We have at least one globally endangered plant, Torrey's mountain mint (Pycnanthemum
torrei), found in fewer than 20 other locations in North America.
Comandra umbellata, Pycnanthemum
tenuifolium, Ruellia humilis, Euphorbia
In North America, early settlers discovered that mountain mint (Pycnanthemum
pilosum) made a darn free tea and helped ease the pain of toothaches, too.
+ Houstonia caerulea + Hypericum punctatum + Pycnanthemum
choke cherry Pteridium bracken fern Pycnanthemum
virginianum (L.) mountain-mint Durand & Jackson Quercus oak Ranunculus abortivus L.