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Narrow-leaf Mountain Mint with Featherleg Fly

Slender Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
Mint family, Lamiaceae

Easily grown in full sun to part shade. Mountain mint is an erect, many-branched, perennial that grows 2-3' tall. It has profuse terminal clusters of small, white flowers that are covered with butterflies in mid-summer.

Mountain Mint with Tachnid Fly Narrow-leaf Mountain Mint

Photos © Kim Hosen; Merrimac Farm WMA, Nokesville, VA; July 2001; Left

Above and lower left - June 2015
Lower center - July 2009