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Mentha canadensis Linnaeus. Canada Mint. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Moist soils. Dist: Widespread in North America, south to NC, GA, TN, AR, and OK; Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Mex, Mi, NE, NY, S, Va, Tucker & Naczi (2007); = Mentha arvensis L. ssp. canadensis (L.) H.Hara; = Mentha arvensis L. var. canadensis (L.) Kuntze – C; = Mentha arvensis L. var. villosa (Benth.) S.R.Stewart – F, Il, Tat, WV; < Mentha arvensis L. – GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, misapplied; > Mentha arvensis L. var. glabrata (Benth.) Fernald – G; > Mentha arvensis L. var. lanata Piper – G

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 6

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