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Plant Details

Pycnanthemum incanum

Hoary Mountain-mint, Silverleaf Mountain-mint

Scientific Name:

Pycnanthemum incanum

Genus:

Pycnanthemum

Species Epithet:

incanum

Common Name:

Hoary Mountain-mint, Silverleaf Mountain-mint

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Var. incanum: Forests and woodland borders. Uncommon in NC Mountains and Piedmont.
Var. puberulum: Forests and woodland borders. Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

2 varieties in NC.

Plant

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Martha Baskin

Blooms & Bracts

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Martha Baskin

Bloom Close Up

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Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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