Common Name: Anise Purple Hyssop
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Average
- Height: 2-5′
- Flower: Violet, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept
- Fruit: Seeds borne in tubular base of flowers after the petals have fallen off.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies
- Larval host for:
Erect, semi-woody stems with opposite, lance shaped leaves with rounded teeth at the margins. Each stem is topped with a spike of small purple tubular flowers with extended stamens. Highly fragrant foliage gives off a pleasing mint-like smell, especially when disturbed. The flowers attract numerous insects with abundant nectar. Continues blooming throughout the summer and fall. Small black seeds form in the papery bracts that remain after the flowers wither.