Mentha arvensis – also knowen as field mint wild mint, or corn mint – is a species of Mentha genera, family Lamiaceae. 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.
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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. 
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- Simpson, Michael G. (2011). Plant Systematics. Academic Press. ISBN 0-08-051404-9. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- Sofradžija A., Šoljan D., Hadžiselimović R. (2004). Biologija 1 / Biology 1. Svjetlost, Sarajevo. ISBN 9958-10-686-8.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- Euro+Med Plantbase Project: Mentha arvensis
- Germplasm Resources Information Network: Mentha arvensis
- Flora of NW Europe: Mentha arvensis
- Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. ISBN 0-340-40170-2
- Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
- "Corn mint: Mentha arvensis". NatureGate. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
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