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).
Habitat: Open woods, dry soil.