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Scientific Name: Mentha spicata
Pronunciation: MEN-thuh spy-KAY-tuh
Common Name: spearmint
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, ovate to lanceolate, dark green, spearmint fragrance and taste, up to 8 cm long; florets small, white to pink to lilac, in spike-like verticillasters.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Herb, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Margins: Serrate
Additional Info: glaborous or pubescent

Inflorescence Type: Spike-like, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Blue, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Florets weakly bilabiate and may appear to have just four petals

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Anthracnose, Fungal leaf spot, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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