Poliomintha incana (Torr.) A. Gray
Frosted Mint, Hoary Rosemary-mint, Mintbush
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Synonym(s): Hedeoma incana
USDA Symbol: POIN3
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Poliomintha incana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Poliomintha incana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Poliomintha incana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-06-20
Research By: TWC Staff