Taxon  Report   10111 
Mentha spicata  L.
Spearmint
Mentha spicata
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Mentha spicata
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Mentha spicata
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Mentha spicata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Mentha spicata
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Family: LAMIACEAE  
Genus: Mentha
Community:
wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Mentha cordifolia
PLANTS: Mentha longifolia var. mollissima
PLANTS: Mentha longifolia var. undulata
PLANTS: Mentha longifolia
PLANTS: Mentha spicata var. longifolia
TJM2 + PLANTS: Mentha spicata var. spicata
PLANTS: Mentha sylvestris
PLANTS: Mentha viridis
More information about  Mentha spicata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MESP3)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 24, 2016).

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