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Field Mint
Mentha arvensis
  
About Field Mint (Mentha arvensis) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mentha arvensis (Field Mint (/ Pudina in Hindi), Wild Mint or Corn Mint) is a species of mint with a circumboreal distribution. It is native to the temperate regions of Europe and western and central Asia, east to the Himalaya and eastern Siberia, and North America. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 10-60 centimeter (rarely to 100 centimeter) tall. The leaves are in opposite pairs, simple, 2-6.5 centimeter long and 1-2 centimeter broad, hairy, and with a coarsely serrated margin. The flowers are pale purple (occasionally white or pink), in clusters on the stem, each flower 3-4 millimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 2.6 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Pink, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers loamy or clay soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places, streambanks, lake shores

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.2" - 62.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 2.39", Coldest Month: 24.3" - 53.5", Hottest Month: 42.6" - 76.7", Humidity: 0.29" - 27.93", Elevation: -3" - 11144"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Wild Mint


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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