The leaves smell strongly of mint. This is the only true mint (genus Mentha) that is native to Connecticut, though there are others that were introduced.
- Family: mint (Lamiaceae)
- Habitat: streamsides, damp or wet soil
- Height: 6-24 inches
- Flower size: 1/4 inch long, in clusters 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide
- Flower color: pale purple, white, or pale pink
- Flowering time: July to September
- Origin: native
Wild mint flowers are usually pale purple, but they may also be white or pale pink.