– a family in the Lamiales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 39 not-too-obscure plants that are in the Mint Family. These mints can be organized into 4 of 7 subfamilies: Ajugoideae (Aj), Lamioideae (Lam), Nepetoideae (Nep), and Scutellarioideae (Scu):

  • Agastache nepetoides (Yellow Giant Hyssop) (Nep) [CC4]
  • Blephilia ciliata (Downy Pagoda Plant) (Nep) [CC6]
  • Blephilia hirsuta (Hairy Pagoda Plant) (Nep) [CC7]
  • Clinopodium arkansanum (Calamint) (Nep) [CC7]
  • Cunila origanoides (Dittany) (Nep) [CC6]
  • Glechoma hederacea (Ground Ivy) (Nep) [intro]
  • Hedeoma hispida (Rough False Pennyroyal) (Nep) [CC3]
  • Hedeoma pulegioides (American False Pennyroyal) (Nep) [CC4]
  • Lamium amplexicaule (Henbit) (Lam) [intro]
  • Lamium purpureum (Purple Deadnettle) (Lam) [intro]
  • Leonurus cardiaca (Motherwort) (Lam) [intro]
  • Lycopus americanus (American Water Horehound) (Nep) [CC4]
  • Lycopus rubellus (Taperleaf Water Horehound) (Nep) [CC6]
  • Lycopus virginicus (Virginia Water Horehound) (Nep) [CC5]
  • Marrubium vulgare (White Horehound) (Lam) [intro]
  • Mentha arvensis (American Wild Mint) (Nep) [intro]
  • Mentha spicata (Spearmint) (Nep) [intro]
  • Monarda bradburiana (Eastern Beebalm) (Nep) [CC5]
  • Monarda fistulosa (Beebalm) (Nep) [CC4]
  • Nepeta cataria (Catnip) (Nep) [intro]
  • Perilla frutescens (Perilla) (Nep) [intro]
  • Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant) (Lam) [CC5]
  • Prunella vulgaris (Selfheal) (Nep) [intro]
  • Pycnanthemum pilosum  (Hairy Mountain-Mint) (Nep) [CC5]
    [this is often a synonym of “Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum“]
  • Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Narrowleaf Mountain-Mint) (Nep) [CC4]
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia or Common Mountain-Mint) (Nep) [CC6]
  • Salvia azurea (Blue Sage) (Nep) [CC4]
  • Salvia lyrata (Lyreleaf Sage) (Nep) [CC3]
  • Salvia reflexa (Lanceleaf Sage) (Nep) [CC3]
  • Scutellaria elliptica (Hairy Skullcap) (Scu) [CC7]
  • Scutellaria incana (Hoary Skullcap) (Scu) [CC5]
  • Scutellaria lateriflora (Blue Skullcap) (Scu) [CC5]
  • Scutellaria ovata (Heartleaf Skullcap) (Scu) [CC5]
  • Scutellaria parvula (Small Skullcap) (Scu) [CC4]
  • Stachys pilosa (Hairy Hedgenettle) (Lam) [CC6]
  • Stachys tenuifolia (Smooth Hedgenettle) (Lam) [CC4]
  • Teucrium canadense (Canada Germander) (Aj) [CC2]
  • Trichostema brachiatum (Fluxweed) (Aj) [CC4]
  • Trichostema dichotomum (Forked Bluecurls) (Aj) [CC6]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism