Connecticut Plants

The leaves smell strongly of mint. This is the only true mint (genus Mentha) that is native to Connecticut, though there are others that were introduced.

  • Family: mint (Lamiaceae)
  • Habitat: streamsides, damp or wet soil
  • Height: 6-24 inches
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch long, in clusters 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide
  • Flower color: pale purple, white, or pale pink
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Mentha arvensis L.
Mentha arvensis L.

Wild mint flowers are usually pale purple, but they may also be white or pale pink.