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Mentha arvensis

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Mentha arvensis

Species Name: Mentha arvensis
Common Name: Tule Mint

Wonderfully fragrant leaves! Give regular water. Good in partly shaded border or container. Speads vigorously by underground roots.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: White-violet
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: California Floristic Province, Great Basin, circumboreal
Natural Habitat: Moist areas, streambanks, lake shores below 7500'

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