SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pycnanthemum virginianum
COMMON NAME: Common Mountain Mint, Mountain Mint, Virginia Mountain Mint, Mountain Thyme, Pennyroyal, & Prairie Hyssop
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug, Sept
- Many insects are strongly attracted to the flowers, including various bees, wasps, flies, small butterflies, and beetles.
- Mammals and many leaf-chewing insects apparently find the mint fragrance of the leaves and stems repugnant, and rarely bother this plant.