Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at http://wisflora.herbarium.wisc.edu/. Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Mentha spicata L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Richard Bauer

Caroline A. Creevey

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan
Family Lamiaceae
Mentha spicata L.
spearmint
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
spicata: spiked
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, aromatic forb; square stems
Flower: pink, 1/8" long, 4 stamens slightly longer than petals; flower drawing inflorescence 1"-4 1/2" long, slender, with dense whorls forming a terminal spike sometimes separated at the base; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, stalkless, toothed
Habitat: wet; meadows, streambanks
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Mentha list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Synonyms 
Mentha cordifolia auct.
Mentha viridis L.

         
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