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Taxon: Mentha canadensis L.

Genus: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Mentheae.
Nomen number: 313998
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:577. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: an ancient hybrid, M. arvensis × M. longifolia
Name verified on: 30-Oct-1990 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Jul-1999
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 43 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions ) or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘MINT’ ) or .

Common names:

  • American corn mint   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 )
  • Canadian mint   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 )
  • Chinese mint   (Source: Adv Lab Sci 326.1992 as M. arvensis var. piperascens)
  • corn mint   (Source: not available)
  • Japanese mint   (Source: Adv Lab Sci 326.1992 as M. arvensis var. piperascens)

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Soviet Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Malaysia
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina [w. (Macon Co.)], Tennessee [n.], Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas [w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
  • widely cultivated


  • Chester, E. W. et al. 1993–. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants. (Atlas Tenn) [= M. arvensis].
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China) [treats as M. sachalinensis (Briq.) Kudô].
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. (F Tex) [= M. arvensis].
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F) [= M. arvensis L.].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. (Glea Cron ed2) [= M. arvensis].
  • Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae. (F Manshur) [treats as M. sachalinensis (Briq.) Kudô].
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR. (F USSR) [treats as M. sachalinensis (Briq.) Kudô].
  • Lawrence, B. M. 1992. Chemical components of Labiatae oils and their explotation. In: Harley, R. M. & T. Reynolds, eds., Advances in labiate science. (Adv Lab Sci) 400.
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US) [= M. arvensis].
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains) [= M. arvensis].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. 1975. Guide to the vascular flora of Illinois. (F IllMohl) [= M. arvensis].
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio. (F Ohio) [= M. arvensis].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) - on-line resource. (Pl Names)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin) [= M. arvensis].
  • Rhoads, A. F. & W. M. Klein, Jr. 1993. The vascular flora of Pennsylvannia. Annotated checklist and atlas. (L Penn) [= M. arvensis].
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada) [= M. arvensis].
  • Stone, W. 1973. The plants of southern New Jersey. (F SNJersey)
  • Tucker, A. O. & H. L. Chambers. 2002. Mentha canadensis L. (Lamiaceae): a relict amphidiploid from the Lower Tertiary. Taxon 51:703–718.
  • Voss, E. 1972–. Michigan flora. (F Mich) [= M. arvensis].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other databases for Mentha canadensis L.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
    Note: Defaults to a search by genus or species epithet if species binomial not found.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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