Mentha arvensis L.

Corn mint

source: Michael Becker (2005), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Michael Becker (2005), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Mentha arvensis L.
The Plant list Mentha arvensis L.
English name Corn mint

Crop relationship
Mint same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Europe temperate and colder zones
Asia idem, naturalized in SE-Asia
Africa -
North-America temperate and colder zones
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information