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Blephilia hirsuta

Common Name(s)
Hairy wood mint
Flowering Time
July to August
Fruit/Seed Maturation Sign
Flowers turn brown and dry, seeds turn light tan
Fruit/Seed Collection Dates
August to September

Experimental seed addition in a small field study resulted in establishment in 17-38% of plots after three years (Brudvig et al. 2011).

Has high seed output and vegetative spread (Barkely 1986, Gleason and Cronquist 1991).

Self-sows extentively and can become tall and aggressive in rich soils (Mabry, personal observation).

Hairy wood mint (Blephilia hirsuta)

Seed Cleaning
Roll or mash corolla tubes over a screen to free seeds from the base of the tubes
Restoration Potential
Proven performer