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Dunn's Woods Restoration and Education Project
Photo of Downy Wood Mint

Illinois Wildflowers -





Downy Wood Mint (Blephilia ciliata)

Native perennial of wet woodlands, areas along streams, and floodplains

Full or partial sun, moderate to dry conditions (plant anywhere)

Blooms white, light pink, or lavender, June - August

Grows 1 - 2 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Long-tongued bees
    • Short-tongued bees
    • Skippers
    • Syrphid flies
    • Butterflies
    • Bee flies

Fun Fact: The genus name, Blephilia, refers to the flowers resemblance to eyelashes

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