Short-toothed Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

When planted in groups or massed, the silvery bracts of this plant give your entire planting the appearance of being dusted by a white powdery snow. Flowers are hugely attractive to butterflies and bees, and leaves can be used to make a mild tea. Native Americans used this plant for treatment of fevers, colds, stomach aches, and other minor physical ailments.

Water: Moderate to Dry, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: An herbaceous perennial to 3' tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Well-draining soil

Origin: Typically grows in grassy open meadows, fields, low woodland areas, and occasionally in dry upland woodlands of Eastern North America

Short-toothed Mountain Mint