Taxon: Mentha pulegium L.

 
Genus: Mentha
Section: Pulegium
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 24079
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:577. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358598
Typification:
Name Verified on: 20-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-May-2018
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Materials: essential oils (used esp. for soaps)
  • Materials: essential oils ()
  • Materials: essential oils ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: potential for plant pest control (against wheat pest)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Portugal, [Azores, Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Egypt, Libya (n.), Morocco, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Iran (n.), Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan (s.w.), Turkmenistan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Ireland, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CAUCASUS: Georgia

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Java]

    Europe
    • Europe (s.)

    Northern America
    • Canada, Mexico, United States

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Chile


    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 (s.)
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay


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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24079. Accessed 18 June 2018.