Pycnanthemum incanum - Hoary Mountain Mint
Tall (2.5-3 ft) plant. Top leaves noticeably white/powdery. Dense flower clusters with tangled "hairs" and white flowers with purple spots.
Edges of dirt road clearing near thick mixed hardwood forest.
A pollinator favorite. Leaves and flowers can be brewed into medicinal tea or used as a cooking spice.
''Pycnanthemum incanum'', with the common name hoary mountainmint, "mountain mint", wild basil or hoary basil, is a herbaceous perennial in the mint family.