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
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.
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