Peppermint (Mentha piperita)


Mentha Piperita, or more commonly know as Peppermint, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Mentha. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Mentha Piperita or Peppermint's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Mentha
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) PR (N) CAN (N)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SEEPPC
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW+) 2(FACW) 3(OBL) 5(OBL) 6(FACW+) 8(OBL) 9(FACW+) 0(OBL) A(FACW) C(OBL)

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