Spearmint, Mentha spicata


Common name: Spearmint

Scientific name: Mentha spicata

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Mentha

Species: spicata

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 30–100 cm

Bloom Time: July - August

Flower colors: Pink, White

Plant type: Herbaceous perennial,Herbs

Description: Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is a herbaceous rhizomatous perennial plants. The leaves are dark green, 5–9 cm long and 1.5–3 cm broad, lanceolate, with a serrated margin, very fragrant. Spearmint produces flowers in slender spikes, each flower pink or white, 2-3mm long, 4-lobed, Calyx 1.5-2mm long, 5-lobed, pubescent. It is native to Europe.

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