Plant A Day – Narrowleaf Mountainmint

Narrowleaf Mountainmint Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Narrowleaf Mountainmint
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

So, why is this called Mountainmint when it typically grows in dry woods, prairies, fields, roadsides, etc?  Seriously, if anyone knows please comment on this site.

This native plant does well in gardens and prairie restorations and is host to innumerable insects.

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Narrow leaf

Narrow leaf

It does quite well in open fields and prairies

It does quite well in open fields and prairies

 

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