“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
1 to 2- 1/2 feet
Leaves divided into three 2- to 3-inch long, narrow segments
June to August
Narrow, rigid-stemmed plants, the leaves are opposite on the stem. Flower heads are on individual stalks and each has eight petal-like ray flowers around a central disk. The end of the ray flowers are notched or toothed. Found on dry prairies, savannas and glades, it usually does best in dry rocky or sandy areas, where it forms loose colonies by rhizomes. Similar in appearance to mountain mint, but does not have square stem. It’s not commonly found in seed mixes.