mint ID help

jaynineJanuary 17, 2009

not the best pic, but can anyone help identify this mint? it came from pennsylvania, where it can be found in the wild. it tastes and smells only of mint with no fruity or chocolate undertones. we've always just called it 'mint tea'. any help would be appreciated, thanks. (already posted it to the name that plant forum.)

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janus59

It is probably a hybrid of Mentha longifolia and Mentha suaveolens, often sold as Mentha x rotundifolia or Mentha x villosa. It could be Mentha villosa var alopecurioides, commonly called Bowles mint.

Janus

    Bookmark   January 17, 2009 at 3:49PM
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jaynine

janus,
thanks for the info.
janine

    Bookmark   January 18, 2009 at 2:34PM
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