Latin name: Mentha spicata L.
  Pronunciation: MEN-tha spi-KAY-ta

  Common name: Spearmint
  Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
  Habitat: Moist areas, fields, marshes, lakeshores
  below 5000', native to Europe

  Blooming period: July to October
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Mentha  2) spicata
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