Field Mint

Botanical name: Mentha arvensis

Anishanaabe Name: namewaskoonzh

Height: about 50 cm

Season of bloom: Summer

Growing Conditions: Prefers wet to moist soil and sun. Spreads by rhizomes. A very good choice for cottage shorelines

Wildlife benefits:

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.

Remarks: Spreads widely in moist conditions but not thickly, I.e. it consorts well with other robust shoreline species such as Blue Flag Iris and Swamp Milkweed. It is not a competitor in drier sites.

Similar species: Marsh Skullcap, Allegheny Monkey Flower, Virginia Mountain Mint

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