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Jun 7, 2010 9:44 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Hoary mountain mint, Pycnanthemum incanum is native herb found in most states east of the Mississippi River. A perennial that grows 3 to 6 ft tall, it attracts many bees and butterflies.
Fresh or dried leaves flavor teas, soups, stews and desserts. The edible leaves are strongly aromatic, with a hot spicy, mint like flavor. I've used it as an insect repellant, and a bath infused with the leaves will take the itch away from chigger attacks.

This wild herb is also still used today for indigestion, mouth sores, gum disease, colds, chills and fevers.

It will make a great addition to butterfly gardens, herb gardens, medicinal gardens or cottage gardens!

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