Mentha suaveolens Ehrh.
  • Beitr. Naturk.
  • Menthe à feuilles rondes

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 16 Oct 2021'

General Information

Herbs perennial, rhizomatous, stoloniferous. Stems erect, 30-80 cm, striate, crisped villous, pyramidally branched. Leaves usually sessile, circular to oblong-ovate, 2-4.5 × 1.5-3 cm, villous, base cordate, margin crenate or crenate-serrate, apex obtuse. Verticillasters in terminal, dense cylindric spikes 2-4 × ca. 0.6 cm, lower 1 or 2 ± widely spaced; bracts lanceolate, ca. 3 mm, crisped. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Calyx broadly campanulate, ca. 2.5 mm, pubescent, subglobose, dilated in fruit, not constricted at throat, obscurely veined; teeth lanceolate-subulate, ca. 1 mm. Corolla white, purplish, bluish or purple, ca. 2.5 mm, glabrous, tube ca. 1.5 mm; lobes subequal, upper emarginate. Ovary glabrous. Nutlets unknown.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Of CHina @
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    "Stout and erect, 4–10 dm, with a sickly-sweet odor; stem sparsely hairy to densely white-tomentose; lvs sessile or nearly so, broad-based and often clasping, obtuse or rounded above, 2–5 × 1–4 cm, 1–2 times as long as wide, crenate-serrate, strongly rugose-reticulate, strongly villous-tomentose beneath, less so above; verticils crowded into elongate terminal spikes (sometimes interrupted below) 3–15 × 0.5–1 cm; cal 1–2 mm, short-hairy throughout; 2n=24. Native of s. Europe, escaped into waste places and along roadsides throughout s. U.S. and n. occasionally to Me. and O."

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    30–50 cm hoch, mit beblätterten oberirdischen Ausläufern, unangenehm riechend. Stängel abstehend behaart. Blätter rundlich oder breit-eiförmig, 2–4 cm lang, ungestielt, wenig tief gezähnt, oft runzelig, anliegend behaart, unterseits oft filz

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    7–9. Gräben, feuchte Weiden, Ufer, kollin. M, J (fehlt SH), TI, VS, vereinzelt AN.

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    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Southern America Brazil Bahia
    • Ceará
    • Paraní
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • São Paulo
    • Brazilia Distrito Federal


    Other Local Names

    Menthe à feuilles rondesFrenchCH
    Menta a foglie rotondeItalianCH
    Rundblättrige MinzeGermanCH


     Information From

    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • B Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    Flora Of CHina @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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    New York Botanical Garden
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    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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