“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
A clump-forming plant producing many long-lasting lavender flowers. A mint family member with pinkish to whitish, purple-spotted flowers in dense heads at the top of square stems. Each flower head rests on a whorl of showy, purplish, leafy bracts. Flowers attract bees and butterflies when they bloom in May and June. The aromatic gray-green leaves may be used in teas.
Part of our Pollinator Buffet plant tag series. The black and yellow bumble bee and the rarer American bumble bee are two of the largest bees in the Midwest. Flowers used by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Savanna and Woodland
Savanna / Woodland
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Mid (May - June)