OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1   FAMILY Lamiaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pycnanthemum muticum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-28-005:
Pycnanthemum muticum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Koellia mutica

 

COMMON NAME:
Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint


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image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_komu2_001_lvd

        

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4930

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4931

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Stems 4-angled, moderately to densely pubescent on the angles and sides, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4934

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm200625_6057

June    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Bracts of the inflorescence puberulent on upper surface, margins not ciliate, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2046

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2047

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves short-petioled to sessile, oval to lance-shaped, finely toothed, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2048

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Stems clearly hairy to the naked eye (vs. those of var. muticum appearing glabrous to naked eye), per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2050

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Corollas white to pale pinkish- or lavender-tinged, lower lip w purple spots, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2077

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210711_2170

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Calyx lobes not tipped with a tuft of long, jointed bristles, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210807_2482

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Mericarps brown, smooth, 1-1.3mm long, oblong, tapered to an acute apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4581

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4594

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Pycnanthemum muticum var. 1   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pycnanthemum muticum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-28-005:
Pycnanthemum muticum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Koellia mutica

 

Find by scientific name:

2676

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, moist to wet forests, per Weakley's Flora

map
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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White (speckled with purple)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed corolla
4 stamens, usually exserted
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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