Taxon  Report   5414 
Mentha pulegium  L.
Pennyroyal
Mentha pulegium
© 2014 Jean Pawek
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Mentha pulegium
© 2010 National Park Service
Mentha pulegium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Mentha pulegium
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Family: LAMIACEAE  
Genus: Mentha
Communities:
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
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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: Jul 28, 2016).

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