Mentha canadensis L.   (redirected from: Mentha arvensis var. canadensis)
Family: Lamiaceae
field mint, wild mint
[Mentha arvensis L., Mentha arvensis subsp. borealis L., Mentha arvensis subsp. haplocalyx L., Mentha arvensis var. canadensis (L.) Kuntze, Mentha arvensis var. glabrata L., Mentha arvensis var. lanata L., Mentha arvensis var. sativa L., Mentha arvensis var. villosa L., Mentha arvensis var. villosa f. glabrata L., Mentha glabrior (Hook.) Rydb., Mentha penardii (Briq.) Rydb.]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Mentha: Latin name for an unfortunate Greek nymph named Mentha who got herself turned into a mint plant, and a genus of culinary herbs named after her, this is one of the oldest plant names still in use
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-32" tall, aromatic forb; square stems
Leaves: opposite, short-stalked, toothed, with a pointed tip
Flowers: pink to white, 1/8"-1/4" long, 4 stamens slightly longer than the petal; flower drawing inflorescence dense, whorled clusters distinctly separated along the stem; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: wet; meadows, shores, streambanks
Conservation Status: Native
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Christopher Noll  
Mentha canadensis image
Christopher Noll  
Mentha canadensis image
Robert W. Freckmann  
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Robert Bierman  
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