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Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis L.)

Also known as Mentha canadensis.

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Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


Different authorities alternatively classify the native North American mint as Mentha canadensis, or as a subspecies or variety of a species named Mentha arvensis, which has circumboreal distribution.

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