Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2846

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in (GA) (NC) (SC)

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pale pink or purplish
Bisexual
Almost radially symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
4-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Mentha ×piperita var. piperita   FAMILY Lamiaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mentha ×piperita [aquatica × spicata]   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-32-007:
Mentha piperita   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic synthesis of North America (Kartesz 2010). Biota of N. America (BONAP)
Mentha ×piperita var. piperita

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Mentha piperita

 

COMMON NAME:
Peppermint


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image of Mentha ×piperita var. piperita, Peppermint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mecr6_001_lvd

        

image of Mentha ×piperita var. piperita, Peppermint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_mepi_002_lvd

        

image of Mentha ×piperita var. piperita, Peppermint

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_m_x_piperita_piperita

July    Currituck County    NC

Flowers in thick compact spikes. Lvs smooth, lanceolate, w 1/8-1/4" petioles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.