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Peppermint

Mentha ×piperita

Description:

Small, lavender flowers growing in terminal clusters on purple stems with opposite, stalked leaves that have a distinct peppermint scent.

Habitat:

Growing along the edge of a pond that borders a mixed forest.

Notes:

Peppermint has many uses, and may be used to flavor teas, as a garnish, as a medicine, and for culinary purposes.

The genus name comes from Menthe, who was a water nymph in Greek mythology. In an act of revenge, Persephone transformed Menthe into a mint plant.

Peppermint was originally treated as a species, but is now known to be a cross between Mentha aquatica (Watermint) and Mentha spicata (Spearmint).

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 9 months ago

Your welcome....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 months ago

Thanks :)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 9 months ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo, of beautiful, lavender flowers....beautiful colors....

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.91, Long: -73.48

Spotted on Sep 1, 2017
Submitted on Dec 26, 2017

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