Pycnanthemum tenuifolium


Common Names: Narrowleaf mountainmint, slender mountainmint, common horsemint, Virginia thyme
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Mint family


A plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to eastern North America. This is an herbaceous plant with narrow, opposite, simple leaves, on wiry, green stems. The flowers are white, borne in summer. Like most plants in the genus, the foliage has a strong mint fragrance when crushed or disturbed.

Primary Flower Color: Pink
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: While not reported to be edible in the sense of eating it raw, multiple sources report it as being used to make tea.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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