Honey Bee Nectaring on Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)

Family: Mint Family (Lamiaceae)
– Type: Herbaceous perennial
– Native range: United States
– Sun: Full sun to part shade
– Location: Burlington, NC
– Forage: Primarily nectar, but also a pollen
– NOTES:
This is clump-forming aromatic perennial with a summer bloom of bloom of two-lipped tubular pink flowers. Crushed leaves give off the aroma of spearmint.