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

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Mentha arvensis
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Family: LAMIACEAE  
Genus: Mentha
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Mentha arvensis ssp. borealis
PLANTS: Mentha glabrior
PLANTS: Mentha gentilis
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More information about  Mentha arvensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MEAR4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: Dec 11, 2018).

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