This beautiful, yet non-native ornamental invader is found in scattered populations across the United States and Canada. Unlike our native green mint and dead-nettle species, this native of Turkey, Iran, and Armenia has very attractive furry silvery leaves, which explains why it made its way to North America in the first place, as it was once popular in gardens with families with children. This one was photographed in Northern Arkansas.
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- Contained in galleries
- Blue & Purple Wildflowers, Lamiaceae (Mints)