Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Wild Mint, Field Mint

Wild Mint, Field Mint 

Mentha arvensis

Full to part sun, wet to medium moisture level, adapted to most soils except rocky, moderately acid to neutral pH.  1-2 ft height, blooms summer into fall, white to pink to lavender flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes and moderately fast by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  A, D

Native Region:  Occurs only in 6 counties – Lake, Obion, Davidson, Williamson, Dekalb, and Campbell

One of the few native mints.  Can be weedy or invasive.  Attracts bees.


3 responses to “Wild Mint, Field Mint

  1. Angela Heath October 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Not true about the six counties. My yard is full of it in Rutherford

    • joystewart October 15, 2019 at 12:50 am

      I posted your comment. Thanks for the feedback! If you want, you could take a good close-up photo, and I or you could send it to the
      Tennessee Herbarium so they can update their files. They would be interested.

  2. A Non July 24, 2020 at 1:22 am

    We have this in Sumner County.

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