Japanese Mint

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    Japanese Mint @ Makino botanical garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Japanese Mint
Formal Name
Mentha canadensis var. piperascens
Alias
Japanese peppermint
Habitat
Europe, Western Asia and North Africa
Morph
Perennial herbs

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What is Japanese Mint

Japan Mint, Latin name: Mentha canadensis var. piperkescens , is a perennial herb of genus Mentha of family Lamiaceae native to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. Used in the manufacture of menthol.

Generic name: Japan Mint, scientific name: Mentha canadensis var. piperascens, aka: East Asian wild mint, scientific name: Mentha canadensis var. piperascens, aka: Japanese species Mentha arvensis, Japanese peppermint, origin: Japan, distribution: all over Japan, East Asia, Habitat: wetlands, leaf: oblong, leaf: cross vs., leaf margin: sawtooth stock, rose: lip shape, flowering time places flowers in July to August, axil, Purpose: the manufacture of menthol.

Detailed information

Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Mentha
Species
M. canadensis var. piperascens
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
field
Color
Blue, Violet
Season
JulAug
Height
10 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter
0.4 ~ 0.6

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