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Photo of Hairy Wood Mint

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Hairy Wood Mint (Blephilia hirsuta)

Native perennial of mesic deciduous woodlands and areas near thickets and limestone glades

Moderate sun to partial shade and moist to moderate conditions (plant anywhere)

Blooms white or light purple, June - August

Grows 1 - 3 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Long-tongued bees (such as Anthophorid bees, Miner bees, honeybees, bumblebees, etc.)
    • Halictid bees
    • Wasps
    • Butterflies
    • Skippers
    • Thick-headed flies
    • Syrphid flies

Fun Fact: Hairy Wood Mint gets its common name from its curiously hairy stems and flower whorls

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