Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Schrad.
narrow-leaved mountain mint, slender mountain mint
Pycnanthemum: from Greek pychnos, "dense," and anthemon, "flower," so "densely flowered"
tenuifolium: tenuis for "slender;" folium for "leaves"
|Status: ||Introduced - locally established|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 20"-32" tall forb, almost odorless; stems square, hairless, very leafy with many short branches|
|Flower: ||pink to white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" long; inflorescence a 3" wide, branched, terminal, umbel-like cluster of many, very dense, small, rounded heads; blooms July-Sept.|
|Leaf:||opposite, linear, very narrow, small, toothless|
|Habitat: ||dry; upland woods, prairies|