Peppermint

Mentha piperita L.

Family Mint (Labiatae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Wet, sun, ditches, streams, lakes
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Pale lavender to pink flowers cluster along the stem. Stamens protrude.
Leaf Leaves are in pairs and have short stalks from the stem. They have toothed margins. Crushed leaves have a strong peppermint taste and odor.
Notes Stems are smooth, 4-sided, and tend to be purple in color.

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