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Musky mint, Clustered bushmint
Hyptis alata
Lamiaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 2-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Range: Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; Greater Antilles.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands and prairies.

Soils: Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly drained sandy or calcareous soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: White.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: All year; peak spring-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Wildlife and Ecology: Attracts insect pollinators.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee


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