Content tagged with "mint"

Ohio Horsemint (Downy Wood Mint)

Photo of Ohio horsemint, several blooming stalks
Blephilia ciliata
Square, unbranching stems, opposite leaves, two-lipped flowers, and a mild minty fragrance are clues Ohio horsemint is in the mint family. Tight, rounded flower clusters are stacked atop one another at the stem tips. More

Ohio Horsemint (Downy Wood Mint)

Photo of Ohio horsemint, several blooming stalks
Square, unbranching stems, opposite leaves, two-lipped flowers, and a mild minty fragrance are clues Ohio horsemint is in the mint family. Tight, rounded flower clusters are stacked atop one another at the stem tips. More

Self-Heal (Heal-All)

Photo of self-heal plants
Self-heal grows in low and open woods, along streams, forest borders, waste places, fields, and along roads and railroads. It has a long history of medicinal use in the Old World and in America. More

Self-Heal (Heal-All)

Photo of self-heal flower head
Prunella vulgaris
A square-stemmed plant with opposite leaves, self-heal bears two-lipped blue, lavender, or violet flowers in a cylindrical head. We have two varieties of self-heal in Missouri, one native and one introduced. More

Self-Heal (Heal-All)

Photo of self-heal flower head
A square-stemmed plant with opposite leaves, self-heal bears two-lipped blue, lavender, or violet flowers in a cylindrical head. We have two varieties of self-heal in Missouri, one native and one introduced. More

Slender Mountain Mint

Photo of slender mountain mint flowers
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
Slender mountain mint has smooth, square stems, opposite, narrow leaves, and dense heads of 2-lipped white (or lavender) flowers. Aromatic and minty, it can be grown at home in the herb garden, and its leaves used for seasoning food. More

Slender Mountain Mint

Photo of slender mountain mint flowers
Slender mountain mint has smooth, square stems, opposite, narrow leaves, and dense heads of 2-lipped white (or lavender) flowers. Aromatic and minty, it can be grown at home in the herb garden, and its leaves used for seasoning food. More

Slender Mountain Mint (Blooming)

Photo of slender mountain mint blooming
When slender mountain mint opens its flowers, each has the typical, two-lipped mint configuration: The upper lip is not lobed, and the lower lip has three lobes. The petals are white or pale lavender, often with little purple spots. More

Slender Mountain Mint (In Bud)

Photo of slender mountain mint flower clusters in bud
Even in bud, slender mountain mint catches your eye. It has tightly packed heads of pointed white buds, with long, pointed, nearly linear bracts below the heads. It blooms June–September. More

Wild Bergamot (Horsemint)

Photo of wild bergamot or horsemint plant with lavender flowers
Monarda fistulosa
Sometimes called beebalm, wild bergamot (or horsemint) is a native mint with a long history as a valued Missouri herb. Some people make tea from it, but most of us enjoy its large, colorful flowers. More