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9 native flowers often mistaken for weeds

Sept. 6, 2011, 2 p.m.
small white flowers with white-tinged leaves

Photo: proteinbiochemist/Flickr

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Mountain mint

Pycnanthemum species: "Mountain mint" has leaves that look almost as if they have been dusted with powdered sugar. This fragrant beauty provides both nectar and pollen for butterflies and other pollinators. As a group they range in size and will grow in full sun or light shade. Zone 3-9.