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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.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

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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