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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentha aquatica L.
Stem: 3--14 dm, glabrous to hairy. Leaf: 2--5(9) cm; petiole 3--8(25) mm; blade generally ovate, generally serrate, base tapered to +- lobed, tip acute. Inflorescence: head-like, clustered at distal 3--5 nodes, subtended by ovate to lance-linear bracts. Flower: calyx 2.5--4 mm, glabrous or lobes ciliate; corolla 3.5--6 mm, white to pink or violet. Chromosomes: 2n=96.
Ecology: Moist places, fields; Elevation: < 950 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, NCoRO, SNF, SnJV, CCo, SCoRO, SCo, TR, PR, W&I, DMoj, cultivated elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: to Canada, eastern United States; native to Europe, naturalized from cultivation. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
Unabridged Synonyms: Mentha citrata Ehrh.
eFlora Treatment Author: Arthur O. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mentha
Next taxon: Mentha arvensis
Citation for this treatment: Arthur O. Tucker 2017. Mentha aquatica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=33191, accessed on March 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 22, 2017.