Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #49.

Hi again everyone! Today’s wildflower is the “wild mint”, also sometimes called “field mint”. Each individual flower in the cluster is only 1/8 inch (3mm) in size, but there are usually 20 or more flowers together circling the square stem. The leaves have a very strong mint scent when crushed and also make delicious mint tea. This is a native wildflower that thrives in sun or partial shady conditions. It likes moist soil and is usually found in moist meadows, thickets, and along the shores of streams, rivers and lakes. They bloom from July to September and can grow up to 24 inches (60cm) tall. The clusters of flowers grow up all along the stem and begin blooming at the bottom. They can be found all over N. America, except the southeast US. There is a similar variety that is common in Europe as well. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

97 Comments on “Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #49.

  1. Amazing wild flower πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸŒΉ and this awesome flower story also πŸ‘πŸŒΉβ™₯οΈπŸ™
    Have a nice Thursday to you and Muffin also πŸŒ„πŸ™πŸ΅

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    • My favorite is raspberry leaf tea, second is mint, both are good hot or iced! The smoke is coming back in again, supposed to get quite bad later. Thanks so much Ribana, have a great evening!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜»β˜•β˜•

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  2. Our mint has no flowers either…it is a very invasive plant…best to grow it in a pot…β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜»

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    • Must be the garden variety, they grow by runners. Wild mint is different, much easier to look after. I wish it did spread better, makes such nice tea!πŸ˜β˜•β˜•

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