A native perennial in the mint family. Commonly found in woodland areas preferring moist to medium well-drained soil.  Leaves emit a strong spearmint fragrance when crushed.  Many varieties of Pychanthemum were used by native Americans for medicinal ... Read More

In the mint family—Lamiaceae.  Named for its very narrow leaves (l/4 in.) on an erect stem.  Abundant clustering flowers from white to lavender with purple spots.  Leaves fragrant.  Spreads easily.  All parts of the plant ... Read More

The flowers of the American Mountain, P. virginanum attract honeybees, cuckoo bees, sweat bees, thread-wasted wasps, potter wasps, tachinid flies wedge-shaped beetles and pearl crescent butterflies. The leaves when crushed make a peppermint flavored and aromatic tea.  ... Read More

Clinopodium nepeta (synonym Calamintha nepeta), known as lesser calamint, is a perennial herb of the mint family. A perennial shrub with shiny, green oregano-like leaves. Its flowers are lavender pink. The plant reaches a height of 18″ and smells like ... Read More

Eupatorium perfoliatum, commonly called boneset, is a large, hairy, clump-forming, Missouri native perennial which typically occurs in wet soils in low woods, thickets, stream banks, meadows and prairies throughout the State. Flat-topped clusters (compound corymbs) ... Read More

Eupatorium rugosum, or White Snakeroot is a herbaceous perennial that can grow to 3 feet. The plant is native to woodland areas in the Eastern United States and typically occurs in rich or rocky woods, ... Read More

Solidago speciosa, commonly called showy goldenrod, is a rhizomatous, Missouri native perennial which typically occurs in dry soils in open woods, fields and prairies throughout most of the State except the Ozark region. Features tiny, ... Read More

ANISE HYSSOP is considered one of the premier plants for feeding pollinators. Some claim that one acre planted in anise hyssop can support 100 honeybee hives, the flowers blooming from June until frost. It was ... Read More