Taxon: Mentha pulegium L.

 
Genus: Mentha
    Section: Pulegium
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Nepetoideae
      Tribe: Mentheae
Nomen number: 24079
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:577. 1753
Name Verified on: 20-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Materials: essential oils (used esp. for soaps fide Adv Lab Sci 400. 1992; F ChinaEng; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Turkmenistan
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

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

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java
  • Europe

    • : Canada; Europe; Mexico; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; Europe; Mexico; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba
    • Southern South America: Chile

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