Native Plant of the Month-
Mountain mint is a hardy shoreline plant that has hundreds of small white flowers that attract pollinators from far and wide! It grows in colonies that spread slightly by underground rhizomes. They prefer being in moist soils and loves full sun or partial shade. This attractive plant blooms from July to September and can grow up to 3 feet high. It smells very minty when you walk through it, or crush its leaves. It has small, narrow leaves that are oriented opposite on it's square stem. Bees, wasps, butterflies, and other pollinators love this plant and we find dozens of them on one plant during their bloom period.