“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Smooth, square stem, with numerous pairs of slender leaflets; branching occurs at the leaf axils; leaves have mint aroma when crushed
To 2 feet
Flowers in dense, half-round heads are usually white and, but occasionally are a light lavender. The upper lip is not lobed, while the lower lip has three distinct lobs
Common in Missouri prairies, glades, savannas and open woodlands, it?s also found in old field habitats. Commonly used in seeding mixes and is easy to establish from seed. Slender mountain mint is a good nectar source for insects.