Hello Joe Metzger, hello Liz Day...thanks Joe for 'heads up' on
wildpepermint being an exotic/introduced plant in NY/NJ, the bees
here love(leave the fennel flowers for these wildpepermint flowers
when 'given choice'...just as bumblebees alone cruised our catnip
small low to ground flowers more so than other pollinators in our
gardens)...the bees here love it!
My 1975 edition of"fieldbook of natural history,2nd edition"
(author/publisher has title with lower case lettering,not me.),
E.Laurence Palmer,Cornell, revised by H.Seymour
Fowler,PennStateU...everyone...please get this
book..handy/concise/illustrated/sections all stand alone
reading!...so Joe Metzger, 1975 in this great book: "Pepermint,Mentha
piprita...Native of Europe. Widely naturalized in America where it
grows in relatively thick stands in water-soaked or well waterd
ground. Has been cultivated as a crop in America for more than
100years. Flowers July through September but rarely conspicuous.".
Please visit the forum Photos..in "charlie g" I just put up some
images. And please..someone try and contact raj regarding pepermint
and bees..the interaction really catches your eye when you watch it
close up over the seasons. charlie guevara NJ,US