Mentha longifolia (L.) L.

Horse mint

source: Franz Xaver (2005), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Franz Xaver (2005), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds.
The Plant list Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
English name Horse mint

Crop relationship
Mint same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence relatively rare
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 Central-Europe
Asia SW-Asia
Africa N-Africa and South-Africa
North-America some regions
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 2017
Distribution data GBIF, August 2017

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information