Calflora
Taxon  Report   5417    
Mentha suaveolens  Ehrh.
Apple mint
Mentha suaveolens
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mentha suaveolens
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Mentha suaveolens
© 2009 Keir Morse
Mentha suaveolens, 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 suaveolens
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Family: LAMIACEAE  
Genus: Mentha
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Mentha rotundifolia
More information about  Mentha suaveolens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MESU5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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