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Mentha spicata L

Mentha spicata L.

Spearmint

Height: 3-10 dm

Elevation: 825-1900 m

Has been grown for use as mint tea, mint jelly, mint julep, and lamb sauce. Grown commercially for the essential oil, which is used in gum.

Photo by Lanson Stavast

Photo by Lanson Stavast

Photo by Lanson Stavast