Agastache rupestris

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Threadleaf giant hyssop
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Photograph by Charlie McDonald.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Agastache
Gronov.
Species: A. rupestris
Binomial name
Agastache rupestris
(Greene) Standl.

Threadleaf giant hyssop (Agastache rupestris), also known as 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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