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Poliomintha incana (Torr.) Gray
Frosted mint, Hoary rosemary-mint, Mintbush
USDA Symbol: POIN3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Hoary rosemary-mint or mintbush is a 2-3 1/2 ft., aromatic shrub covered with short, white hairs throughout. Deciduous leaves are small and narrow. Flowers occur in small, axillary clusters toward the ends of the branches and are pale purplish-blue and tubular.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AZ , CA , CO , NM , TX , UT Native Distribution:
W. TX to s.w. CO, s. to n. Mex.; collected at one s.e. CA location Native Habitat:
Sandy desert areas from 4000-6000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2009-03-12
Research By: TWC Staff