Elsholtzia ciliata (Thunb.) Hyl.
Common Name: CRESTED LATE-SUMMER MINT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

An uncommon introduction from Asia, this summer blooming annual mint was collected by W.S. Martinus along a wooded trail in Muskegon Co. in 2013.

The inflorescence structure is unique in this species; the flowers are arrayed in narrow terminal and lateral spike-like racemes and subtended by ± orbicular to reniform bracts, with an apical awn and ciliate margins, that are essentially uniform in size and shape from bottom to top of the inflorescence.

Locations

Muskegon County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2905.