Mentha canadensis L.
Family: Lamiaceae
field mint, wild mint
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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