The leaves are
Small white to lavender flowers are
crowded in dense round clusters in the leaf axils
and at the top of the plant. The stem, typical of
the mints, is square and hairy. There are hoary
bracts underneath the flowers. The flowers are only
1/3" each with an upper and lower lip. The lower
lip is frequently purplish or spotted. The flowers
form clusters up to 1 1/2" wide. The plant grows 1
- 3' tall.
July to September
Rich woods, thickets and along disturbed
roadsides and rocky areas in the mountains.