Authentic Wisconsin.  Spearmint - Mentha spicata


Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.

Above: Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin (8/22/20).


Spearmint - Mentha spicata (introduced/escaped)

The Spearmint is a .

Spearmint flowers are small and pink/white with 4 stamens that are slightly longer than petals. The flowers grow in dense whorls forming a slender, terminal spike that is 1"-4 1/2" long .

Spearmint has a square-shaped stem with opposing, toothed leaves that are stalkless.

Spearmint grows 1-3' tall and favors wet meadows and streambanks. It blooms blooms July-Oct.

Spearmint plant.

Above: Spearmint plant.


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


For more information on the Spearmint, visit Wikipedia.

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


Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.
Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.

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Spearmint
Mentha spicata



Spearmint in a Nakoma garden in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2020.

Spearmint in a Nakoma garden in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2020.

Spearmint in a Nakoma garden in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2020.


Above: Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/21/20).


Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 22, 2020.


Above: Spearmint on shore of Lake Wingra in Vilas Park in Madison, Wisconsin (8/22/20).


Spearmint specimen collected on a creek bank in Dane County, Wisconsin on August 3, 1957.

Above: Spearmint (Mentha spicata) specimen collected on a creek bank in Dane County, Wisconsin (8/3/1957).


Spearmint botanical illustration.

Above: Spearmint (Mentha spicata) botanical illustration.



Spearmint.

Spearmint.

Above photo: Miguel303xm, CC BY-SA 2.5M, via Wikimedia Commons.

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