Mentha arvensis

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Mentha arvensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
Species: M. arvensis
Binomial name
Mentha arvensis
L.
Wild mint

Mentha arvensis – also knowen as field mint wild mint, or corn mint – is a species of Mentha genera, family Lamiaceae.[1][2] It has circumboreal distribution. It is native to the temperate regions of Europe and western and central Asia. It is also found naturally in North America.[3][4][5]

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Field mint is a herbaceous perennial plant generally growing to 10–60 cm (3.9–23.6 in) and rarely up to 100 cm (39 in) tall. It has erect or semi-sprawling squarish stems. The leaves are paired in opposite positions. They are simple, 2–6.5 cm (0.79–2.56 in) long and 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) broad. Leaves are hairy, and with a coarsely serrated margin. The flowers are pale purple, but rarely white or pink. These are in whorls on the stem at the bases of the leaves. Flower's Length is about 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in). It has a five-lobed hairy calyx, a four-lobed corolla with the uppermost lobe larger than the others. It has four stamens. The fruit is a two-chambered carpel.[5][6][7] [8]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Simpson, Michael G. (2011). Plant Systematics. Academic Press. ISBN 0-08-051404-9. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. Sofradžija A., Šoljan D., Hadžiselimović R. (2004). Biologija 1 / Biology 1. Svjetlost, Sarajevo. ISBN 9958-10-686-8. 
  3. Euro+Med Plantbase Project: Mentha arvensis
  4. Germplasm Resources Information Network: Mentha arvensis
  5. 5.0 5.1 Flora of NW Europe: Mentha arvensis
  6. Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. ISBN 0-340-40170-2
  7. Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
  8. "Corn mint: Mentha arvensis". NatureGate. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 

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