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Mint Family
17 species
Ground Ivy
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Glechoma
Species: Hederacea
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Creeping Charlie or
Gill-over-the-ground - native to Europe
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated February 22 2014
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Wild Mint
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Mentha
Species: Arvensis
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Field Mint - source of Menthol -
native to Canada
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated October 12 2010
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Heal-all
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Prunella
Species: Vulgaris
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Self-heal - native to Eurasia
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated August 3 2011
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Catnip
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Nepeta
Species: Cataria
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Cat Mint - contains chemicals
which are a deterrent to insects (contributes to cat
attraction?) - native to Europe
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated October 28 2010
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Motherwort
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Leonurus (lion tail)
Species: Cardiaca (for the heart)
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - previously used during childbirth - native to
Europe
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated December 6 2014
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Water Horehound
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Lycopus (wolf foot)
Species: Uniflorus (Americanus?)
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Northern Water-horehound,
Northern Bugleweed - native to North America
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated January 1 2013
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Motherwort
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Leonurus (lion tail)
Species: Cardiaca (for the heart)
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - previously used during childbirth - native to
Europe
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated February 9 2010
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Wild Basil
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Clinopodium
Species: Vulgare
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Field Basil - native to Canada
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated September 12 2010
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Wild Marjoram? (Oregano)
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Organum?
Species: Vulgare?
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - native to Eurasia
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated August 3 2013
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Common Skullcap
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Scutellaria
Species: Galericulata
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Marsh Skullcap - flowers in
pairs at leaf nodes - native to Canada
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated October 12 2010
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Wild Bergamot
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Monarda
Species: Fistulosa
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - native to Canada
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated August 3 2011
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Lemon Balm
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Melissa
Species: Officinalis
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Common Balm - leaves have
strong lemon scent - native to Eurasia
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated November 12 2011
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Hemp Nettle
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Galeopsis
Species: Tetrahit
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also known as Brittlestem Hempnettle - native to
Eurasia
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated November 13 2015
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Lemon Thyme
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Thymus
Species: Pulegioides
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Broad-leaved Thyme - Wild
Thyme (T. serpyllum) is the same species? - leaves have a
lemon scent - many
cultivars - native to Europe
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated November 9 2012
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Purple Deadnettle
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Lamium
Species: Purpureum
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also known as Red or Purple Dead Nettle,
Archangel - native to Eurasia
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated December 27 2012
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Henbit
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Lamium
Species: Amplexicaule
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual / Biennial - also known as Henbit Deadnettle - native
to Eurasia and north Africa
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated July 25 2015
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Ground Ivy - flower to 2 cm - leaves 2 to 4 cm - height to 30 cm - West Highland Creek (Thomson Memorial Park) - May 2013
Wild Mint - flower approx. 6 mm - leaves 2 to 8 cm - height to 60 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2009
Heal-all - flower 1 to 1.5 cm - spike 2 to 8 cm - leaves 2 to 5 cm - height to 30 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2009
Catnip - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves 3 to 8 cm - height to 1 m - Humber Bay Park - September 2009
Motherwort - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves 5 to 10 cm - height to 1.5 m - Don Mills - July 2014
Water Horehound - flower approx. 3 mm - leaves to 6 cm - height to 80 cm - Humber Bay Park - September 2012
Motherwort - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves 5 to 10 cm - height to 1.5 m - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - March 2010
Wild Basil - flower approx. 1.2 cm long - leaves 2 to 4 cm - height to 60 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - September 2010
Wild Marjoram? (Oregano) - flower approx. 7 mm - leaves to 4 cm - height to 80 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2010
Common Skullcap - flower 1.5 to 2.5 cm - leaves 3 to 5 cm - height to 60 cm - Leslie Spit - October 2010
Wild Bergamot - flower approx. 2.5 cm  - flower head 1 to 4 cm - leaves 6 to 10 cm - height to 1.2 m - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - July 2011
Lemon Balm - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves to 14 cm - height to 1 m - East Don Valley (Moccasin Trail Park) - August 2011
Hemp Nettle - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves 3 to 10 cm - height to 1 m - Claireville Conservation Area - July 2010
Purple Deadnettle - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves to 4 cm - height to 20 cm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - May 2012
Henbit - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves to 3 cm - height to 25 cm - Toronto Islands - May 2012
Lemon Thyme - flower approx. 5 mm - leaves approx. 1 cm - height to 20 cm - Rouge Park - September 2012
Mountain Mint
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Pycnanthemum
Species: Virginianum?
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - Virginia (or Common) Mountain Mint (P.
virginianum) is similar to Narrowleaf Mountain Mint (P.
tenuifolium) - only a few of the flowers are in bloom at the
same time - native to eastern North America
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated January 6 2016
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Mountain Mint  - flower approx. 3 mm - flower head to 2 cm - leaves to 6 cm - height to 1 m - Rouge Park - August 2015
False Dragonhead
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint  family)
Genus: Physostegia
Species: Virginiana
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Obedient Plant (individual
flowers remain in place when moved) - flowers bloom from
bottom of
spike to top - native to eastern North America
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated January 7 2016
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False Dragonhead  - flower approx. 2.5 cm - flower spike to 25 cm - leaves to 12 cm - height to 1.2 m - Rouge Park - August 2015