Pycnanthemum virginianum, Mountain Mint

Mountain Mint in early autumn.

Popular for its mint-scented leaves and profuse blooms full of pollen seekers, this has become a favorite of gardeners and for restorations. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil moisture, although its habitat in the wild trends toward wetland edges and moister locales.

Blooms: white with purple spots, July into September

Height: 2 to 3 feet

Conditions: sun to pt sun, moist to medium-dry soils