Taxon  Report   5413 
Mentha arvensis  L.
American wild mint,  Field mint, Marsh mint, Wild mint
Mentha arvensis
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
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Mentha arvensis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Mentha arvensis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Mentha arvensis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Mentha arvensis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Mentha
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Mentha arvensis ssp. borealis
PLANTS: Mentha glabrior
PLANTS: Mentha gentilis
PLANTS: Mentha canadensis
PLANTS: Mentha arvensis var. villosa
PLANTS: Mentha arvensis var. sativa
PLANTS: Mentha arvensis var. lanata
PLANTS: Mentha arvensis var. glabrata
PLANTS: Mentha arvensis var. canadensis
PLANTS: Mentha arvensis ssp. parietariifolia
PLANTS: Mentha arvensis ssp. haplocalyx
PLANTS: Mentha penardii
More information about  Mentha arvensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2018).

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