- Mentha spicata was first described scientifically by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The epithet spicata means 'bearing a spike'. The species has two accepted subspecies, each of which has acquired a large number of synonyms: Mentha spicata subsp. condensata (Briq.)
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Mentha spicata was first described scientifically by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The epithet spicata means 'bearing a spike'. The species has two accepted subspecies, each of which has acquired a large number of synonyms: Mentha spicata subsp. condensata (Briq.) Greuter & Burdet – eastern Mediterranean, from Italy to Egypt
Identification: Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is a rhizomatous, upright perennial which is most commonly grown as a culinary herb and/or ground cover. It typically grows 30-100 cm, but may reach heights of 2 foot. The plant has variably hairless to hairy stems and foliage, and a wide-spreading fleshy underground rhizome.
Mentha spicata Name Synonyms Mentha crispata Schrad. Mentha longifolia subsp. viridis Cadevall, 1937 Mentha rubicunda Heinr.Braun & Topitz Mentha spicata Huds. Mentha sylvestris subsp. viridis (L.) Batt., 1890 Mentha viridis var. angustifolia Lej. & Courtois Homonyms Mentha spicata L. Mentha spicata Crantz, 1769
Spearmint ( Mentha spicata) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria and Western Australia, and as a "sleeper weed" in other parts of southern Australia. The mobile application of Environmental Weeds of Australia is available from the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes. Android Edition.
Mentha piperita is a hybrid between Mentha spicata and Mentha aquatica since Mentha spicata itself is a hybrid. Therefore, Mentha piperita is a triple hybrid. It is an allohexaploid, 2 n = 6 x = 72. However, this species has a variable chromosome number, which ranges from 2 n = 36 to 2 n = 134 with polyploid and aneuploids.