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    Mentha (also known as mint, from Greek μίνθα míntha, Linear B mi-ta) is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae (mint family). The exact distinction between species is unclear; it is estimated that 13 to 24 species exist.

  2. Mentha aquatica (water mint; syn. Mentha hirsuta Huds. [3] ) is a perennial flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae . It grows in moist places and is native to much of Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia .

  3. Mint leaves can be harvested from late spring and mid-autumn, before the shoots die back over winter. Pick regularly to keep plants compact and ensure they produce lots of fresh new growth. The leaves are best used fresh, but you can also freeze them for use in winter. Chop the leaves finely and pack into an ice-cube tray with some water, then ...

  4. Jan 05, 2022 · Mentha × piperita f. citrata 'Chocolate': Chocolate mint, a first cousin of peppermint and has leaves with a minty-chocolate flavor and aroma. Mentha spicata: Spearmint is excellent for flavoring teas and salads and is one of the better mints to use as a landscape ground cover. It grows in zones 5 to 9.

  5. Aug 23, 2018 · Spearmint (Mentha spicata)and peppermint (Mentha × piperita) are the mint varieties most likely to appear in your backyard. Both have fuzzy leaves with jaggedly toothed edges that smell strongly minty when crushed. Both these mints also bear pale lilac flowers. To distinguish between them, you'll have to take a nibble. A strong menthol ...

  6. Jul 28, 2021 · Lavender Mint, Mentha x piperita 'Lavender', is as ornamental as it is aromatic. This beauty has large purple blooms and can reach heights to 36 inches. There is also a tricky version of spearmint known as curly-leaf mint, Mentha spicata 'crispa'. This tall growing mint has all the traits of spearmint but with tightly curled leaves.

  7. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is a plant in the mint family. It's a natural hybrid of spearmint and wild mint. The leaf and oil are used as medicine.

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