Pennyroyal

Mentha pulegium

  • Pennyroyal
  • Pennyroyal
  • Flower name
    Pennyroyal
  • Scientific name
    Mentha pulegium
  • AliasMentha pulegium, ペニーロイヤル, 目草薄荷, ペニーロイヤルミント, Pennyroyal, Pennyroyal mint
  • Place of originEurope and Western Asia
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal,Pennyroyal mint, Megusa hatka, scientific name: Mentha pulegium, is a herb of the cold-resistant perennial herb in the family Laminaceae, which is native to West Asia and Europe. Cultivated to extract menthol. It is important to note that there is kidney poisoning.

Leaf edge: whole edge, Leaf shape: Ovoid, Leaf color: Green, Inflorescence Form: racemous inflorescence, Flowering stage: July to September, Flower color: Light purple, Use: Medicinal, for insect control.


  • Order
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Lamiaceae
  • Genus
    Mentha
  • Species
    M. pulegium
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leaves
  • Fruit color
  • Height40.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.8 cm

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