Mentha arvensis

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Common Name: Wild Mint, Field Mint 

Full to part sun, wet to medium moisture level, adapted to most soils except rocky, moderately acid to neutral pH.  1-2 ft height, blooms summer into fall, white to pink to lavender flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes and moderately fast by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  A, D

Native Region: Occurs only in 6 counties – Lake, Obion, Davidson, Williamson, Dekalb, and Campbell

One of the few native mints.  Can be weedy or invasive.  Attracts bees.

Wild Mint, Field Mint - Mentha arvensis 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty