Clustered bushmint (Hyptis alata) - also known as Desert lavender - is a perennial "forb" (a herbaceous flowering plant other than a grass) in the Lamiaceae family. Native to the south-central and south eastern United States, it grows in wet pinelands and wet prairie to a height of 2 to 3 feet or more, with white, densely clustered 1 1/4 inch flower heads spotted with purple, and simple, lance-shaped serrated leaves. It blossoms in summer and fall, when its conspicuous, fragrant flowers attract bees, birds and butterflies.
- USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network, Hyptis alata, http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?450023, accessed 30 March 2012
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hyptis alata, http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HYAL, accessed 30 March 2012
- University of Texas at Austin Native Plants Database, Hyptis alata, http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HYAL, accessed 30 March 2012
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