Mentha ×piperita L.
Common Name: PEPPERMINT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Escaped and often very well established along rivers and streams, in marshes and ditches, on shores, in open areas of swamps; and in moist pastures, clearings, thickets, and disturbed ground. First collected in 1860 in Washtenaw Co.

Peppermint originated as a naturally occurring sterile hybrid between M. aquatica and M. spicata, and has been selected in cultivation, like spearmint, for glabrousness.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Only on Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford 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=1570.