Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


928

Forb
Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in - (NC) -

Common

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

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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 (5/21/15):
Mentha canadensis   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mentha arvensis   FAMILY Lamiaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-32-001:
Mentha arvensis   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Mint, Field Mint, Wild Mint