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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentha ×villosa Huds.
Habit: Perennial herb from rhizomes. Stem: 3--10 dm, generally canescent. Leaf: 2--6(8) cm; petiole 0--2 mm; blade ovate (oblong), base tapered, tip acute, generally serrate. Inflorescence: spike-like, bracts subtending flower clusters ovate to lance-linear. Flower: calyx 1.5--2.5 mm, generally canescent; corolla 3--4 mm, white to pink or violet; stamens generally included. Chromosomes: 2n=36.
Ecology: Moist places, fields; Elevation: < 900 m. Bioregional Distribution: TR, cultivated elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: to Canada, eastern United States; native to Europe, naturalized from cultivation. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct Note: Hybrid between Mentha suaveolens and Mentha spicata. Very difficult to distinguish from Mentha ×rotundifolia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Arthur O. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mentha suaveolens
Next taxon: Moluccella
Citation for this treatment: Arthur O. Tucker 2017. Mentha ×villosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33216, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.