Taxonomy

Mentha spicata | Spear Mint | Cartlainn gharraĆ­

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

A garden mint, naturalised in waste places

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022

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Further information

Commonest mint grown in gardens. An occasional garden escape.This genus has been cultivated for centuries as an aromatic herb. The leaves are used as flavours in teas, drinks, jellies, syrups, cooking and ice-cream.

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