Mint

Scientific Name: 
Mentha sp
Family Name: 
Lamiaceae
Plant Description: 
A useful spreading herb that should be planted in a pot or container so it doesn't take over the garden.
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Oil
Repellent
Of Interest: 
There are many species and varieties of mint. Like a cup of soothing tea? Try peppermint leaves. Or dab some peppermint oil on your temple to help relieve a headache. Munch on some mint leaves to help freshen your breath or aid a sore throat. We've always used peppermint to help deter ants. Pennyroyal is more dangerous to use (and should never be used by pregnant women or pregnant animals), but it's also a great deterrent for fleas and mozzies. And who hasn't enjoyed mint on peas and in gravy - yum!
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Ground cover
Herb
Spreading
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate

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