Mentha suaveolens Ehrh.

Apple mint

source: Aroche (2003), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 2.5 Generic)
source: Aroche (2003), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 2.5 Generic)


GrinTax Mentha suaveolens Ehrh.
The Plant list Mentha suaveolens Ehrh.
English name Apple mint

Crop relationship
Mint same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Bakkeveen (SBB [p])
  • Trynwalden (SBB [p])


  • Doddendaal (SBB [p])
  • Sint Andries (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Maurik (SBB [p])


  • Bemelen (SBB [p])
  • Boekenderbos (SBB [p])
  • Bunderbos (SBB [a])
  • Dal van de Roode Beek (NM [p])
  • De Doort (SBB [p])
  • Den Ouden Bosche (SBB [p])
  • Geleenbeekdal (NM [p])
  • Genhoes (NM [p])
  • Gerendal (SBB [p])
  • IJzerenbos (NM [p])
  • Kunderberg (SBB [p])
  • Limbrichterbos (NM [p])
  • Maasoevers Limburg (SBB [p])
  • Maasvallei (NM [a])
  • Molenbeekdal (SBB [p])
  • Platsbeekdal (NM [p])
  • Ravensbos (SBB [p])
  • Savelsbos (SBB [a])
  • Schuitwater (SBB [p])
  • Selzerbeekdal (NM [p])
  • Sint-Pietersberg (NM [a])
  • St. Jan Sleutelbergbos (SBB [p])
  • Swalmdal (SBB [a])
  • 't Hout (NM [p])
  • Terworm (NM [p])
  • Uvelderbos (SBB [p])
  • Vrouwenbos (NM [p])
  • Wintrakerberg (SBB [p])


  • De Plateaux (NM [p])
  • Leudal (SBB [p])
  • Maasuiterwaarden (NM [a])
  • Moerdijk (SBB [p])
  • Oeffelter Meent (SBB [p])


  • Amerongse Bovenpolder (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia -
Africa NW-Africa
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia naturalized
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, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.kg1nn6
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.kg1nn6

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information