Blephilia cilata is a perennial of the mint family. It has a stout central stem that has prominent ridges. The top half of the stem is perforated by whorled clusters of white, light pink, or blue flowers. A wide variety of bees are attracted to the flowers.
Most commonly found in open areas, downy wood mint does best in dry to moist soils in full sun to partial shade.
Shared with us by our friend Peter Heus from Enchanter’s Garden.
For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BLCI