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Blephilia ciliata

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Common Name:  Ohio Horsemint, Downy Wood Mint, Downy Pagoda-plant

Part to full shade, medium to dry moisture level, average soil, moderately acid to slightly acid pH.  1-2 ft. height, blooms late spring to early summer, pale blue flowers, spreads by runners.

Germination Code: C(60), D

Native Region:  Only occurs in 8 counties — Mostly in Middle Tennessee, lightly elsewhere

Clump-forming member of the mint family. Plant has greater drought tolerance than most members of the mint family.  Attracts bees and butterflies.

Ohio Horsemint, Downy Wood Mint, Downy Pagoda-plant - Blephilia ciliata
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/