Mentha arvensis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLamiaceaeMenthaMentha arvensis

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial, rarely annual, herb of arable fields, woodland rides, marshy pastures and waste places; overlapping in habitat with M. aquatica but typically replacing it in drier habitats or where water levels fluctuate markedly. 0?390 m (Drumore Loch, E. Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreo-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

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Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1017

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1965

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 428

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 5

Atlas Change Index: -1.3

Weighted Changed Factor: -26

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

23

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004195