Here's an interesting plant. I stumbled into a large patch of it yesterday. It's too late in the season to see the flowers, but the seed heads are really more interesting. In the first picture, you can see how it grows.
It almost look like it has purple blossoms, doesn't it? But those are the seedheads. Here's one a little closer. It's Hoary Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum incanum. I had to decide between Hoary and Hairy Mountain Mint. But the clincher is that the leaves are definitely stalked. If I blew up one of the pictures a lot, the stalks were definitely visible, but it wouldn't make a great picture.
It looks prickly! Actually, it isn't really; it's more soft than pokey. Look at all the silky hairs.
I will try to get a picture of the flowers next year. I think I can approach this location from the other side and avoid the poison ivy.
It rained most all day, so I was glad to have a leftover plant to show you!
Hey, Ivy had her baby. You can read about it at her sister Chip's blog Swirly Ageless Mind
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