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Blephilia ciliata
Round clusters of lavender flowers surrounding plant stem
Scientific classification

Blephilia ciliata is a species of herbaceous perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae native to eastern North America. It is commonly called downy wood mint. Other common names include downy pagoda-plant, sunny woodmint and Ohio horsemint.

Carl Linnaeus described the downy wood mint as Monarda ciliata, before George Bentham gave it its current binomial name.

Blephilia ciliata grows as a perennial herb reaching 40 to 80 cm (15.5 to 31.5 in) high.

It has traditionally been used by the Cherokee to make a poultice to treat headaches.

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