Mentha arvensis

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characteristics

Square stemmed with serrated leaves tapering to a slender tip. Leaves and stems are hairy. Pale blue, pink or white flowers bloom in dense auxiliary clusters. Spreads by rhizomes. Reseeds and spreads readily in moist areas.

Starts from seed, bare root.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P CW 0.8 0.2 S/PS F-M-C M-W X - 5.0-7.0 green/maroon maroon blue-pale

habitat

Sedge meadows, shallow marshes, and stream banks.

uses

The strong mint smell repels insects and rodents.

North American aboriginals used the leaves both raw and cooked for tea and as a spice.

Comments (2)

  • Katherine Marie Nelson

    Hello,
    I am in search of sweetgrass seeds or plugs and wild mint seeds - Mentha Avensis - seeds. Please let me know the cost and availability.
    Thanks and take care.
    --
    Katherine Nelson
    Certified Herbalist / Nutritionist
    587.423.0217

  • Robert G Mears

    Hi Katherine,
    We subscribe to the 100 km rule; IE: seed/plants should come from within 100 KMs of where they will be planted. Being that you are in Alberta, I suggest you find a nearby source for seed.
    Regards,
    Robert

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