Pycnanthemum virginianum (L.) B.L.Rob. & Fernald  
Family: Lamiaceae
common mountain mint, Virginia mountain mint
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John M. Schoeneker  
Etymology: Pycnanthemum: from Greek pychnos, "dense," and anthemon, "flower," so "densely flowered"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, very sweetly aromatic; leafy, square stems with short hairs mainly at the angles
Leaves: opposite, small, linear to lance-shaped
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/4" long; flower drawing inflorescence a 3" wide, branched, terminal, umbel-like cluster of many, very dense, small, rounded heads; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: dry, moderate moisture, to wet; prairies, woods, meadows
Conservation Status: Native
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Margery Melgaard  
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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