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.
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