CORN MINT

JAPANESE MINT

Mentha arvensis

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]  

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3rd Sept 2004, Little Langdale Valley, Lake District Photo: © RWD


3rd Sept 2004, Little Langdale Valley, Lake District Photo: © RWD


3rd Sept 2004, Little Langdale Valley, Lake District Photo: © RWD


3rd Sept 2004, Little Langdale Valley, Lake District Photo: © RWD


Easily confused with : Whorled Mint.

Hybridises with :

  • Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) to produce Whorled Mint (Mentha × verticillata)
  • Spear Mint (Mentha spicata) to produce Bushy Mint (Mentha × gracilis)

Some similarities to other mints.

The chemical, Menthol, a typical terpene, is the main active ingredient in oil of peppermint prepared by distillation of the flowers of Corn Mint. It is used in some toothpastes (others might use oil of spearmint, or carvone).


  Mentha arvensis  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Lamiaceae  

Distribution
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 BSBI maps
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Mentha
(Mints)

CORN MINT

JAPANESE MINT

Mentha arvensis

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]  

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