Poliomintha is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae.[1] It is native to the southwestern United States, Haiti, and northern Mexico.[2][3]

Poliomintha incana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Genus: Poliomintha

The name is derived from the Greek words πολιός (polios), meaning "grey," and μίνθη (minthe), meaning "mint."[4] Members of the genus are commonly known as rosemary-mints.[5]

  1. Poliomintha bustamanta B.L.Turner - Nuevo León; also called Mexican oregano[6]
  2. Poliomintha conjunctrix Epling & Wiggins - Baja California
  3. Poliomintha dendritica B.L.Turner - Coahuila
  4. Poliomintha glabrescens A.Gray – Leafy rosemary-mint - Big Bend region of western Texas, Coahuila
  5. Poliomintha incana (Torr.) A.Gray – Frosted mint, hoary rosemary-mint - Chihuahua, western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, southwestern Colorado, San Bernardino County in California
  6. Poliomintha longiflora A.Gray[5][7] - Nuevo León, Coahuila, Haiti; also called Mexican oregano[8]
  7. Poliomintha maderensis Henrard - Coahuila
  8. Poliomintha marifolia (S.Schauer) A.Gray - Hidalgo


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Poliomintha A. Gray". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-09-10. Archived from the original on 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  4. ^ Couplan, François (1998). The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America. McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 381. ISBN 978-0-87983-821-8.
  5. ^ a b "Poliomintha". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  6. ^ "Plant database entry for Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha bustamanta 'Hinkley')". garden.org. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  7. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Poliomintha". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-09-10. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  8. ^ "Poliomintha longiflora - Plant Finder". www.missouribotanicalgarden.org. Retrieved August 26, 2021.

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