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White or lilac slender spikes of small tubular flowers. Flowers have 2 long and 2 short protruding stamens.
Small nutlets, each containing a single seed.
Simple leaves, together in opposite pairs along the stems. The leaves are shiny, lanceolate and almost unstalked. Deep veins.
The leaves can be eaten, raw or cooked. Good in salads. Spearmint tea can be made from the dried or fresh leaves.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Strong distinctive mentholic smell making this flower easily identifiable.
Common Mint, Garden Mint, Green Pea Mint, Mackerel Mint, Mary's Herb, Menthol Mint, Moroccan Mint, Our Lady's Mint, Sage of Bethlehem, Silver Mint.
Bogs, ditches, farmland, meadows, riversides, roadsides, swamps, wasteland, waterside, wetland.