BCP/Mentha arvensis

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Mentha arvensis

Mentha arvensis 2005.08.28 09.49.00.jpg

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Profile for Mentha arvensis (Field Mint, Wild Mint)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:The flowers are pale purple (occasionally white or pink), in clusters on the stem, each flower 3–4 mm long.
Foliage:The leaves are in opposite pairs, simple, 2–6.5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad, hairy, and with a coarsely serrated margin.
Stem:Square stem is 10–60 cm (rarely to 100 cm) tall.
Scent:Minty!
Growing Conditions:Moist soil, especially along streams and riverbanks.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Recent Logs[edit]

Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer

Regional data and additional images for Mentha arvensis

Regional data:
New Hampshire: (native) July, August

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Please contribute!
This page is a profile for the plant species Mentha arvensis, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.