Agastache rupestris

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Threadleaf giant hyssop
Agastache rupestris1 lg.jpg
Photograph by Charlie McDonald.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Agastache
Gronov.
Species: A. rupestris
Binomial name
Agastache rupestris
(Greene) Standl.

Agastache rupestris, known as the threadleaf giant hyssop or licorice mint, is a wildflower of the mint family (Agastache) native to the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico.[1] Popular in xeriscaping because of its heat tolerance and ability to thrive in dry, nutrient-poor soil, it is often planted in a containers or as a border flower and used to attract hummingbirds.[2] Displaying gray-green stems and leaves while dormant, its orange flowers with purple buds bloom forth from mid-summer until the fall; if crushed the petals exude a pleasant scent.[1]

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