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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentha suaveolens Ehrh.
Stem: 5--10 dm, soft-hairy. Leaf: 1--4 cm, petiole 0--2 mm; blade ovate to oblong or broadly elliptic, wrinkled, base +- lobed, tip generally rounded, crenate to serrate, lower surface tomentose with many-branched hairs. Inflorescence: spike-like, bracts subtending flower clusters ovate to lance-linear. Flower: calyx 1--1.5 mm, short-hairy; corolla 2--3 mm, white to +- pink; stamens > corolla lobes. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Moist places, fields; Elevation: < 950 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoR, SNF, CW, SCo, TR, W&I, DMtns, cultivated elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Europe. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
Unabridged Synonyms: Mentha rotundifolia (L.) Huds., misappl.
eFlora Treatment Author: Arthur O. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mentha spicata
Next taxon: Mentha ×villosa
Citation for this treatment: Arthur O. Tucker 2017. Mentha suaveolens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33212, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.