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Mentha spicata L.
SPEAR MINT
Spearmint; Garden Mint; Mentha longifolia auct, non (L) Huds; Mentha scotica RA Graham; Mentha cordifolia auct; Mentha longifolia auct non (L) Huds; Mentha sylvestris L; Mentha viridis L

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Mentha spicata, Spearmint
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Mentha spicata, Spearmint

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Ovatus crataegarius @ NCSU (18); AMNH_PBI (3)
Apidae  Bombus ternarius @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Melissodes lustra @ BBSL (2)
Elsinoaceae  Sphaceloma menthae @ 681987A (1); BPI (2); 681987B (1)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum anomalum @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Lasioglossum ephialtum @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum katherineae @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum leucocomum @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum obscurum @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum titusi @ BBSL (1)

Lasioglossum weemsi @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Megachilidae  Coelioxys edita @ BBSL (1)

Megachile parallela @ BBSL (8)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ramularia variata @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia menthae @ 085223B (1); 085223A (1); BPI (42)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Mentha spicata L. Spearmint
Lamiaceae — Mint family
Non-native
Mentha spicata Mentha spicata
Yorklyn Road
July 2007

More information on this plant, from other sources.


Copyright David G. Smith

Delaware Wildflowers main page

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Mentha spicata L. - Spearmint

Mentha spicata plant

Family - Lamiaceae

Stems - To .75m tall, glabrous, 4-angled, from creeping rhizomes.

Leaves - Opposite, sessile or on very short petioles, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, toothed, to +7cm long, 3cm wide, glabrous above, glabrous or very sparsely pubescent below, very fragrant.

Inflorescence - Terminal spike of floral whorls (verticillasters). Bracts accompanying clusters linear, not longer than clusters.

Flowers - Corolla white to light lavender (lilac), 2-3mm long, 4-lobed, regular. Calyx 1.5-2mm long, 5-lobed, pubescent.

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Moist to wet ground.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This is the familiar "Spearmint" used to flavor teas, candies, and other products. The leaves give off the very distinctive scent when crushed.
The plant is a vigorous grower and is cultivated worldwide. It can be easily grown by the home gardener if moist soil is provided.

Photograph taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 9-2-99.


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Number of matches : 26
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Mentha spicata%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 6205 3041 0701 0003 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 6205 3041 0701 0004 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Bush Mint (spearmint)
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2050 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Bush Mint (spearmint)
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2051 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Bush Mint (spearmint)
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2052 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
ID: 0000 0000 1105 0468 [detail]
© 2005 George W. Hartwell

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
ID: 0000 0000 1105 0469 [detail]
© 2005 George W. Hartwell

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 1108 1682 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 1108 1683 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 1108 1684 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 1108 1685 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 1109 2229 [detail]
© 2009 Barry Breckling

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 1109 2230 [detail]
© 2009 Barry Breckling

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 0814 2145 [detail]
© 2014 Robert Sikora

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 0814 2146 [detail]
© 2014 Robert Sikora

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 0814 2147 [detail]
© 2014 Robert Sikora

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
(shown with Crioscolia alcione )
ID: 0000 0000 0814 2148 [detail]
© 2014 Robert Sikora

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
ID: 0000 0000 0914 2885 [detail]
© 2014 Zoya Akulova

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
ID: 0000 0000 0914 2886 [detail]
© 2014 Zoya Akulova

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
ID: 0000 0000 0914 2887 [detail]
© 2014 Zoya Akulova

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
ID: 0000 0000 0914 2888 [detail]
© 2014 Zoya Akulova

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
ID: 0000 0000 0914 2889 [detail]
© 2014 Zoya Akulova

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 0415 0001 [detail]
© 2015 Debra L. Cook

Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Spearmint
ID: 0000 0000 0415 0002 [detail]
© 2015 Debra L. Cook

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