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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentha ×gracilis Sole
Stem: 3--10 dm, generally glabrous. Leaf: 1.5--6(10) cm; petiole 2--8 mm; blade ovate to lanceolate, generally serrate, base tapered, tip acute. Inflorescence: generally axillary, occasionally spike-like and terminal, subtending bracts ovate to lance-linear. Flower: calyx 1.5--3 mm, generally glabrous to ciliate; corolla 2.5--6 mm, white to pink or violet; stamens generally included. Chromosomes: 2n=54,60,61,72,84,96,108,120.
Ecology: Moist places, fields; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, NCoRI, c SNH, GV, CCo, SCo, cultivated elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: to Canada, eastern United States; native to Europe, naturalized from cultivation. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct Note: Hybrid of Mentha arvensis and Mentha spicata. Widely cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Arthur O. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mentha canadensis
Next taxon: Mentha longifolia
Citation for this treatment: Arthur O. Tucker 2016. Mentha ×gracilis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33199, accessed on December 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 06, 2016.