Pycnanthemum virginianum (L.) Durand & Jackson
Common Name: COMMON MOUNTAIN MINT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Fens, prairies, marshes, sedge meadows, tamarack swamps, swales, depressions such as old lakebeds; fields, sandy banks; less often in forested areas.

This is our only common species in the genus, and a fairly distinctive one, with the angles of the main stem usually copiously pubescent and the sides rarely with a few small hairs. The leaves are variable in size, shape, and pubescence.

Locations

Allegan County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1586.