Sun: Full to partial

Moisture: Medium to wet

Height: 3'

Bloom Time: July-August

Bloom Color: Light pink

Genotype: Winona, MN (shares a Level II ecosystem, Mixed Woods Plains, with Southeastern Michigan).

Indigenous interactions: Widely medicinally used by many native peoples. In the Great Lakes Area, the Menominee used an infusion of the plant to treat fever. The Ojibwa used the plant as a sweat lodge plant, carminative, fever remedy, or stomach medicine. The Potawatomi used the leaves or top part of the plant for fevers, or made a decoction of the leaves to treat pleurisy (Moerman, 1998).


Michigan's only native species of mint attracts bees with tiny pink flowers in clusters along its stem. As with other mint species, wild mint can spread readily if given good conditions. 

Mentha canadensis (Wild Mint)