Authentic Wisconsin.  Field Mint - Mentha canadensis


Field Mint on the shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 23 2019.


Above: Field Mint on the shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin (8/23/19).


Field Mint - Mentha canadensis/Mentha arvensis

Field Mint is a native plant that grows 4"-32" tall and grows in wet areas like meadows, shorelines and streambanks.

Flowers are white to pink (and pale purple) with four petals and with four stamens slightly longer than the petals. They are arranged on a hairy square stem in whorled clusters distinctly separated along the stem.

Field Mint blooms July - September.

Other names: Wild mint, American Wild Mint.

For more information on the Field Mint (Mentha canadensis), visit Wikipedia.

For more information on the Field Mint (Mentha arvensis), visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Field Mint.


Field mint on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Wisconsin on June 31, 2019.
Field mint on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Wisconsin on June 31, 2019.
Field mint on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Wisconsin on August 23, 2019.
Field mint on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Wisconsin on July 31, 2021.
Field mint on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Wisconsin on July 31, 2021.
Field mint on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Wisconsin on July 31, 2021.
Field mint on shore of Lake Wingra near Vilas beach in Wisconsin on September 4, 2021.
Field mint on shore of Lake Wingra near Vilas beach in Wisconsin on September 5, 2021.
Field mint on shore of Lake Wingra near Vilas beach in Wisconsin on September 5, 2021.
Field mint on shore of Lake Wingra near Vilas beach in Wisconsin on September 5, 2021.
Field mint on shore of Lake Wingra near Vilas beach in Wisconsin on September 5, 2021.


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Field Mint
Mentha canadensis
Mentha arvensis


Field Mint on the shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin on July 31, 2019.


Above: Field Mint on the shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin (7/31/19).


Field mint on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Wisconsin on July 31, 2021.


Above: Field Mint on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin (7/31/21).


Field Mint specimen collected in Nicolet National Forest on October 12, 1992.


Above: Field Mint specimen collected in Nicolet National Forest on October 12, 1992.



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