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Wild mint - Mentha arvensis
Other Names:  Mentha canadensis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Stems ascending or erect, 10–50 cm, mostly simple. Herbage densely to sparsely pubescent. Leaves short-petiolate; blade 2–7 cm long. Inflorescence of verticillasters in leaf axils. Flowers: calyx pubescent, 2–4 mm long, lobes acuminate; corolla purplish, 3–7 mm long, rarely 5-lobed (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal, south to CA, NM, TX, MO and WV (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 66

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Habitat
Wet meadows, fens, shores of streams, wetlands; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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