Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


928

Forb
Perennial

Native

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in our area

Look for it in moist soils, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish/Lavender
Bisexual
Almost radially symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
4-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Mentha canadensis   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mentha arvensis   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Mentha arvensis var. canadensis

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-32-001:
Mentha arvensis   FAMILY Lamiaceae

(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Mentha gentilis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Mint, Field Mint, Wild Mint


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image of Mentha canadensis, Canada Mint, Field Mint, Wild Mint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_mear4_001_lvd

        

image of Mentha canadensis, Canada Mint, Field Mint, Wild Mint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mear4_007_lvd

        

image of Mentha canadensis, Canada Mint, Field Mint, Wild Mint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_meca7_001_lvd