Mint | plant | Britannica - Spearmint with hairy leaves and stems
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Mint, (genus Mentha), genus of 25 species of fragrant herbs of the mint family (Lamiaceae). Mints have square stems and opposite aromatic leaves. commonly grows in ditches and has rounded flower spikes and stalked hairy leaves. The central stem is light to dark green, 4-angled, and covered with long white hairs. The opposite leaves are up to 3½" long and 1½" across. They are ovate or.