Sunday, July 17, 2011

bees on calamintha nepeta



A neighbor is attracting hundreds of pollinators.  The plant, or should I say perennial, sits in full sun with tiny flowers and a strong herbal fragrance.  But what is this fragrance?  My neighbor helped me out and said, "mint" - does not look like any mint with which I'm familiar.  With the help of Google Images, I'm fairly confident that the plant is calamintha nepeta.

2 comments:

Julie said...

You can tell if it's from the mint family if the stem is square.

George Andl said...

Thanks, I will check the dead stems later today. In Atlanta, this plant is still dormant.