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Mentha suaveolens

Menthe odorante
Round-leaved Mint

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

2-3 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

to 90 cm

Description

Mint-and-apple scented. A hairy perennial on leafy creeping and erect stems, branched.

Damp ground that often dries out in summer.

Flowers

The flowers, white to pink, are borne in spikes, 3-6 cm.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leafal{end-tooltip}. Oval to round, wrinkled, serrated without stalks, light green above, white downy beneath, 4-5 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 1-4 small nuts that do not split open when ripe, enclosed within the calyx.

Edible

Leaves: many culinary uses for meat, fish, egg, fruit dishes, jellies, hot and cold beverages, sauces and vinegar.

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