Taxon: Mentha arvensis L.

 
Genus: Mentha
    Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Nepetoideae
      Tribe: Mentheae
Nomen number: 24069
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:577. 1753
Comment: non Mentha arvensis auct. N. Amer. (= M. canadensis L.)
Name Verified on: 19-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of corn mint ()
  • Gene sources: progenitor of Japanese corn mint (as 2n=96, fide Amer J Bot 89:2018. 2002)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of Scottisch spearmint (as 2n=72, fide Amer J Bot 89:2018. 2002)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of bergamot mint (based on records of natural hybridization with M. aquatica fide Amer J Bot 89:2022. 2002)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of spearmint (based on records of natural hybridization with other species of section Mentha fide Amer J Bot 89:2022. 2002)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):344. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):344. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, - Buryatia, - Gorno-Altay, - Irkutsk, - Kemerovo, - Krasnoyarsk, - Kurgan, - Novosibirsk, - Omsk, - Tomsk, - Tuva, - Tyumen, - Yakutia-Sakha
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image