Mountain mint

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Date Photo Taken: 07/29/2013
Location: North of Cartersville, Georgia.
Posted By: bullfroghollow

Notes:

I have always just called this mountain mint and my question is not just about the identification but also about the behavior or bees and butterflies, they seem to find it almost intoxicating, and stumble and fall after feasting on it. These plants grow five to six feet tall in this area and are in mostly sunny areas but also partial shade.

COMMENTS

  1. steelekirk Leaf Lover says:

    lavender bee balm perhaps

    July 29th, 2013 at 2:58 pm
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    http://stonethegardener.tumblr.com/tagged/Pycnanthemum

    I’ve noticed that I get a lot of visitors on mine also.

    They’re raving about it over at Native plants and wildlife gardens

    http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/marvelous-mountain-mint.html

    Hadn’t noticed any of them getting buzzed…

    July 29th, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  3. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    Hoary Mountain Mint. Bees and butterflies love them.

    August 23rd, 2013 at 9:09 pm

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