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.
Above: Field Mint on the shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin (7/31/19).
Above: Field Mint specimen collected in Nicolet National Forest on October 12, 1992.