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Wild Mint Wild Mint flowers
  8/13/2008
  Higley Flow - Colton, NY

Mentha arvensis

Requirements:

Soil Type - most
Soil ph - Neutral
Water - moist - damp
Light - Full sun

Characteristics:

Height - 6 - 24 inches
Time of bloom - August - Sept
Flower colors - purple, lilac
Propagation - division, seed
Transplants - fair

One of the few native mints found. Typical square stems Stems are downy / hairy Flowers are clustered around the stem where the paired leaves are attached

Like better known mints Wild Mint leaves can be used for tea or flavorings in sauces, jellies and drinks. Wild Mint