Hyptis alata

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Musky mint
Musky mint (Hyptis alata).jpg

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Hyptis
Species: H. alata
Binomial name
Hyptis alata
(Raf.) Shinners
  • Pycnanthemum alatum Raf.
  • Clinopodium rugosum L.
  • Hyptis radiata Willd., illegitimate superfluous name
  • Mesosphaerum radiatum Kuntze
  • Hyptis floridana Gand.
  • Hyptis leiocephala Gand.
  • Hyptis tracyi Gand.
  • Hyptis latidens Urb.
  • Hyptis rugosula Briq.

Hyptis alata (musky mint, or clustered bushmint) is a shrub species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae, the mint family. The genus Hyptis is commonly known as the bushmints.[2] It is a native species throughout the southeastern United States from Texas to North Carolina, as well as in Cuba, Argentina, southern Brazil, and Paraguay.[1][3] It is found in wetlands, prairies, pond margins and wet flatwoods. Hyptis alata is the southeastern United States analog to the Southwestern deserts H. emoryi, the Desert Lavender.[4]USDA: NRCS: Plants Profile Hyptis alata

  1. Hyptis alata subsp. alata - United States and Cuba
  2. Hyptis alata subsp. rugosula (Briq.) Harley - South America