Spearmint Mentha spicata LinnaeusNon-native  Synonyms: Mentha sylvestris.


"Native of temperate and southern Europe, Russian and central Asia; Britain (cult.)" (Reed, 1964).


Host plant for various moth species including Wavy-lined Emerald Moth (Database of World's Lepidopteran Host Plants).

There are 53 records in the project database.

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Spearmint blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/2/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Spearmint in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/27/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Spearmint in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/12/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Spearmint in Harford Co., Maryland (7/21/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Spearmint in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/13/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

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