Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Lamiaceae
Pycnanthemum incanum (Hoary Mountain-mint)
Flower colorlavender
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfused
Lea arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapelanceolate
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesJuly
HabitatRocky outcrops
LocalitySouth side of main ridge on basalt
DescriptionThis is a soft, shrubby plant 1 - 3 feet tall with gray-green leaves. The pale blue flowers are produced in widely separated whorls on the flowering stalks. The leaves have a strong minty odor.
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS