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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The flowers of this native* may be unassuming, but their nectar enticed the greatest number and diversity of pollinators out of 86 native species and nativars monitored by Penn State Extension and Master Gardeners over a 3-year period. Showy, silvery bracts accent the flower clusters and the foliage exudes a strong minty aroma when crushed.
*It is native in DC, uncommon in DE, and scattered in southeastern counties of PA. It is infrequent throughout VA, but is native to Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in NoVA.
Do you know if canescent refers to a type of aroma or a type of pubescence?