Short-toothed Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)
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Pycnanthemum muticum or the Short-toothed Mountain Mint is a 2-3' tall perennial featuring broad leaves and silvery bracts. Its foliage are aromatic and flowers bloom in the late summer to early fall, appearing white, pink, or purple. The aromatic oil in the foliage makes it tolerant to rabbit, deer, and can also act as a natural insect repeller. The roots of the Short-toothed Mountain Mint are great to stabilize streambanks and slopes.
Short-toothed Mountain Mint can be planted in a variety of conditions. Plant in dry to moist soils in full sun to full shade. The plant will spread by rhizomes.
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