Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Mentha arvensis L. var. canadensis (L.) Kuntze image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Hugh H. Iltis

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Lamiaceae
Mentha arvensis L. var. canadensis (L.) Kuntze
field mint, wild mint
Mentha: Latin name for an unfortunate Greek nymph named Mentha who got herself turned into a mint plant, and a genus of culinary herbs named after her, this is one of the oldest plant names still in use
arvensis: of planted fields
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-32" tall, aromatic forb; square stems
Flower: pink to white, 1/8"-1/4" long, 4 stamens slightly longer than the petal; flower drawing inflorescence dense, whorled clusters distinctly separated along the stem; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, short-stalked, toothed, with a pointed tip
Habitat: wet; meadows, shores, streambanks

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Mentha list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Mentha arvensis auct. non L.
Mentha arvensis L. subsp. borealis (Michx.) Roy L.Taylor & MacBryde
Mentha arvensis L. subsp. haplocalyx Briq.
Mentha arvensis L. var. glabrata (Benth.) Fernald
Mentha arvensis L. var. lanata Piper
Mentha arvensis L. var. sativa auct. non Benth.
Mentha arvensis L. var. villosa (Benth.) S.R.Stewart
Mentha arvensis L. var. villosa (Benth.) S.R.Stewart f. glabrata (Benth.) S.R.Stewart
Mentha canadensis L.
Mentha glabrior (Hook.) Rydb.
Mentha penardii (Briq.) Rydb.

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