Wildflower Wednesday: Mountain Mint, A Top Pollinator Plant
|great golden digger wasp|
|great black wasp|
|blue winged wasp|
|mountain mint (front) with rattlesnake master (back)|
|mountain mint and Callicarpa americana|
Other plants in the genus Lamiaceae that share similar growing conditions to mountain mint include bee balm (Monarda), hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina), lavender (Lavandula), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and salvia (Salvia). There are 20 pycnanthemum species that grow throughout North America so where ever you reside you should find one native to your area.