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Downy Wood Mint
Blephilia ciliata

Downy Wood Mint (Blephilia ciliata) Other common names: Downy Blephilia

Other scientific names: Monarda ciliata

Family: Mint Family (Lamiaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Toothed

Height: 30-60 cm (11-23 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 84   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: ciliata: fringed with hair

Photographs: 10 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Downy Wood Mint (Blephilia ciliata)

Downy Wood Mint flowers grow in these stacked clusters.

Downy Wood Mint (Blephilia ciliata)

Downy Wood Mint (Blephilia ciliata)

Downy Wood Mint leaves. They are indeed downy.

Range map for Downy Wood Mint (Blephilia ciliata)

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The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)