Native Plants

The 2019 North Carolina Wildflower of the Year

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

The 2019 North Carolina Wildflower of the Year is Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (narrow-leaf mountain-mint). This member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) is native throughout the central and eastern United States and can be found in dry, open rocky woods, prairies, fields, and roadsides.

How to Grow Narrow-leaf Mountain Mint

Versatile and easy to grow, this tough little perennial thrives in a variety of conditions from moist to dry, well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade.

For a Wildflower of the Year brochure, including free seeds, stop by the Allen Education Center at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, or send a stamped, self-addressed, business envelope to:

 North Carolina Botanical Garden,
UNC-Chapel Hill
, NCWFOY 2019
, CB 3375, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375.

Featured image: Pycnanthemum tenuifolium / NC Botanical Garden