What are the plants in the mint family?
What is the scientific name for Mint?
- While the name "mint" may bring to mind the flavors of biting peppermint or refreshing spearmint, mint plants encompass a wide range of popular culinary herbs. The Lamiaceae family, also known as labiatae, is also known popularly as the mint family.
What are the characteristics of mint plant?
- The mint family (Lamiaceae) is known for its aromatic members, especially the mints and balms. Plants in the family are characterized by square stems, paired and simple leaves, and two-lipped open-mouthed tubular flowers.
What are the different types of mints?
- The following is a list of some of the major genera and species in the mint family, arranged alphabetically by common name. bee balm (genus Monarda) bergamot (M. didyma and others) bells of Ireland (Molucella laevis) black horehound (Ballota nigra) bugleweed (genus Ajuga) catnip (Nepeta cataria) coleus (various genera and species)
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