Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

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.

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