Mentha arvensis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Lamiaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flowers

Fruit

Height: 8-40cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - September (Earliest: 6.7)

Protective Chemicals
Terpenoids Caryophyllene, Limonene, Menthol, Menthone,
Phellandrene, Pulegone, Terpinolene
Flavonoids Linarin
Other Phenolics Tannins

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Stream Banks
Flower Visitors:
Bombus soroeensis

Bombus pascuorum

Several Muscidae

Several Syrphidae

Empis vitripennis

Rhamphomyia aethiops

Phormia regina

Pollenia vagabunda
Parasites:
Golovinomyces biocellatus

Septoria menthae
Possible Parasites:
Amauromyza labiatarum
Herbivores:
Pyrausta aurata Larva

Pyrausta purpuralis Larva

Cnephasia stephensiana

Cassida viridis

Chrysolina coerulans
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Tortricidae

Polymixis flavicincta

Anania hortulata

Pseudopanthera macularia

Tenthredo atra Larva
Sapivores:
Ovatus crataegarius
Possible Sapivores:
Lygocoris pabulinus

Eupteryx aurata

Eupteryx vittata

Thrips fuscipennis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Corn Mint


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