Downy Wood Mint (Blephilia ciliata)

Small but noticable, one of the rare native plants with a pink summer flower nestled amongst the grasses and sedges of the prairie. A tough native plant of mesic Illinois prairies and woodlands. 


  • Acronym: BLECIL
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: June - July
  • Typical Height: 12"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Dry - Mesic
  • Root Structure: Taproot with occasional short Rhizomes
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 60 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 400,000*
  • Seeds per Packet: 2,000*


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

Blephilia ciliata - Per Ounce

1 Ounce