Virginia mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

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Pycnanthemum virginianum, the Virginia or common mountain-mint, is a plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is a herbaceous plant with narrow, opposite, simple leaves, on wiry, green stems. The flowers are white with purplish spotting, borne in summer. Like most plants in the genus, the foliage has a strong mint fragrance when crushed or disturbed. It is native to the eastern United States and eastern Canada.

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  1. (c) Sherrie Snyder, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/9055947
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pycnanthemum_virginianum

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