Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. verticillatum whorled mountain-mint Lamiaceae PYVI; R;

Pycnanthemum verticillatum.Gary P. Fleming.Digital Atlas of the Virginia

Pycnanthemum verticillatum.© Gary P. Fleming.Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora. 2014. Virginia Botanical Associates, Blacksburg. (Accessed 4/2014).

Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. verticillatum is a perennial herb to 1.5 m, stem branched above, usually with short axillary branches also. 

Leaves opposite, narrowly lance-shaped, margin sparsely toothed, to 5 cm long 1.2 cm wide, pointed at both ends, veins hairy below. 

Flowers white with purple spots, tubular, 2-lipped, lower lip 3-lobed, calyx lobes to 0.1 cm long; inflorescence of numerous small heads, in clusters at tips of stems, outer, basal bracts of head narrow, velvety above, inner bracts numerous; blooming June-Sept. 

Fruit dry nutlets. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Rare. (NYS S1S2, T). 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Open woods, dry soil.  

(Accessed 4/2014).