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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Slender Mountain-mint,Narrowleaf Mountain-mint

Scientific Name:

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Genus:

Pycnanthemum

Species Epithet:

tenuifolium

Common Name:

Slender Mountain-mint,Narrowleaf Mountain-mint

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bogs, wet meadows, moist to wet forests. Common in the mountains, common to very common in the Piedmont, and fairly common to locally common in much of the northern and central Coastal Plain. Scarce to absent in the far northeastern and parts of the southern Coastal Plain. This is the most abundant Pycnanthemum species in NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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