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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*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. Menard County


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.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Blephilia ciliata - Per Ounce

1 Ounce
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