Mentha ×gracilis Sole
Common Name: GINGERMINT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Mentha ×gracilis R. W. Smith

Disturbed, moist ground, especially along shores of lakes, ponds and streams. Introduced from Europe and first collected in 1896 in St. Clair Co.

Plants resemble M. canadensis but differ in having smaller bracts toward the summit of the stem. Often, but not always, the calyx is glabrous. This is a hybrid derived from M. arvensis and M. spicata and is notoriously variable.

Locations

Benzie County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Kalamazoo County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Monroe County
Oakland County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1565.