All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>False Pennyroyal</strong>
<em>Isanthus brachiatus</em> /Mint Family
August 6, 2007<br>
I almost missed these pretty little blue flowers while I was photographing much larger flowers in the cedar barren in Oak Ridge, the plants were only abou...
False Pennyroyal
Isanthus brachiatus /Mint Family
August 6, 2007

I almost missed these pretty little blue flowers while I was photographing much larger flowers in the cedar barren in Oak Ridge, the plants were only about 6 - 8 inches tall. An unusual aroma caught my attention, it came from the leaves of this plant. I found out that the flowers fall off the plant easily late in the afternoon when I touched them, this one is about to drop off. These flowers are not typical Mint-type flowers since they don't have a "lip."
Annual
{Formerly known as: Trichostema brachiatum}

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