Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mountain mint

This is one kind of the mountain mints, Pycnanthemum virginianum, in wet ground in a vacant area near Wabash Avenue. The tall grass behind the mountain mint is Phragmites australis, a common sight in ditches. The dark blue-green bugs on the flowers could be sphecid wasps, possibly Sphex or Chlorion.

Picture taken July 16, 2009.

Link to Pycnanthemum virginianum:

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