Kentucky Colonel Mint

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    Kentucky Colonel Mint @ Yatsugatake medical use botanical garden
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    Kentucky Colonel Mint @ Yatsugatake medical use botanical garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Kentucky Colonel Mint
Formal Name
Mentha x villosa
Alias
Kentucky colonel mint, Bowles mint
Habitat
Garden variety
Morph
perennial grass

Comment

What is Kentucky Colonel Mint

Kentucky Colonel Mint (Kentucky colonel mint, scientific name:Mentha x villosa) is a perennial herb of the family Laminaceae. A gardening variety of Spearmint (scientific name: Mentha spicata) and Apple Mint( scientific name: Mentha suaveolens). It has the freshness of spearmint and the sweet smell of apple mint. The leaves are bright green ovals, slightly thicker and have fine hair.

Common name: Kentucky Colonel Mint, scientific name: Mentha x villosa (M. spicata x M. suaveolens), syn. M. cordifolia, also known as: balls Mint , Kentucky Spearmint, origin: Mediterranean-Europe, living type: perennials, plant height: 30-90 cm, stem: 4 angle, fluff with a Phyllotaxis: cross opposite, leaf color: pale yellow-green, leaf shape: oval, petiole: no hold the stem and leaf quality: wrinkles, leaf blade length: 5-8 cm, leaf width: 3 cm margin: sawtooth stock, leaves behind: scented gland points, put the florets to spikes in whorls, aromatic ingredients: Piperiteoe oxide, flowers, inflorescence length: 3-9 cm, flowers: lip form flowers, flower, white, light pink color, flowering June - August, flavored floret length:0.2 cm, stamens number: 4, ovary: top, breeding: rhizomes, uses: herbs, ground cover, food

Detailed information

Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Mentha
Species
M. x villosa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Pink, White
Season
MayJunJulAug
Height
30 ~ 90 [cm]
Diameter
0.1 ~ 0.2

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