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Scientific Name: Mentha cervina
Pronunciation: MEN-thuh SEER--VYE-nuh
Common Name: water spearmint, Hart's pennyroyal
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, lance shaped, spearmint smell; florets forming globular clusters at peduncle nodes.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Irregular
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Attract beneficial insects, Herb
Additional Info: Google
water spearmint, Hart's pennyroyal
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation:
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear

Inflorescence Type: Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Blue, White, Violet
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Florets weakly bilabiate and may appear to have just four petals

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx

Bark or Stem Colour:
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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