Mentha arvensis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyLamiaceae
Family (Traditional)Lamiaceae
GenusMentha
SpeciesMentha arvensis L.
Common Namewild mint
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 2.9
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Mentha arvensis subsp. arvensis Mentha arvensis subsp. arvensis
Mentha arvensis subsp. austriaca Mentha arvensis subsp. austriaca
Mentha arvensis subsp. borealis Mentha arvensis subsp. borealis (Michx.) Taylor & MacBryde
Mentha arvensis subsp. haplocalyx Mentha arvensis subsp. haplocalyx Briq.
Mentha arvensis var. canadensis Mentha arvensis var. canadensis (L.) Kuntze
Mentha arvensis var. glabrata Mentha arvensis var. glabrata (Benth.) Fern.
Mentha arvensis var. lanata Mentha arvensis var. lanata Piper
Mentha arvensis var. sativa Mentha arvensis var. sativa auct. non Benth.
Mentha arvensis var. villosa Mentha arvensis var. villosa (Benth.) S.R. Stewart
Mentha canadensis Mentha canadensis L.
Mentha canadensis var. glabrata Mentha canadensis var. glabrata Benth.
Mentha gentilis Mentha gentilis L.
Mentha glabrior Mentha glabrior (Hook.) Rydb.
Mentha muelleriana subsp. arvensis Mentha x muelleriana subsp. arvensis × suaveolens]
Mentha penardii Mentha penardii (Briq.) Rydb.
Mentha pilosa Mentha pilosa

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Breathitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Franklin (KY), Fulton (KY), Greenup (KY), Henry (KY), Lewis (KY), Madison (KY), Oldham (KY), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Hamilton (TN), Madison (TN), Putnam (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100510518 Franklin Kentucky Donald K. Walker
450
EKY
Mentha arvensis
31234100497070 Franklin Kentucky 29 Aug 1984 Steven Rice
FR-758
EKY
Mentha arvensis
31234100510575 Henry Kentucky 19 Jul 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
499
EKY
Mentha arvensis
BEREA015802 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Mentha arvensis
BEREA015801 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Mentha arvensis
BEREA015804 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Mentha arvensis
31973000014793 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Mentha arvensis
31973000014791 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Mentha arvensis
31973000014794 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Mentha arvensis
31973000014817 Oldham Kentucky
KNK
Mentha gentilis
31973000014792 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Mentha arvensis
TENN-V-0191201 Henry Kentucky
TENN
Mentha arvensis
TENN-V-0191136 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Mentha arvensis
APSC0012105 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Mentha arvensis
MTSU020240 Madison Tennessee 04 Jul 1982 Lisa Manhein
48
MTSU
Mentha arvensis
31234100510583 Henry Kentucky 10 Aug 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
684
EKY
Mentha arvensis
31234100510500 Franklin Kentucky Donald K. Walker
572
EKY
Mentha arvensis
BEREA015800 Campbell Kentucky
BEREA
Mentha arvensis
BEREA015799 Fulton Kentucky
BEREA
Mentha arvensis
ETSU006032 Unicoi Tennessee 27 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Mentha arvensis
31973000014795 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Mentha arvensis
31973000014816 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Mentha gentilis
TENN-V-0191135 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Mentha arvensis
APSC0086877 Breathitt Kentucky
APSC
Mentha arvensis
HTTU018084 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Mentha arvensis
UCHT034601 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Mentha arvensis
BRIT127213 Tennessee 00/00/1924 Gift of M. Denison. Collection of Jesse M. Shaver
s.n.
VDB
Mentha arvensis
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