Mint identifying

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Here is another video lesson on how to identify, forage, and propagate wild mint!

Mint is in the Lamiaceae family, which has over 200 genera and over 7000 species, so you can see how separating different species can be a daunting task!

Things to remember when identifying a mint plant in the wild:

  • Most mint plants' stems have four-sided stems (square).
  • The leaves grow in pairs that alternate direction and get progressively smaller toward the top.
  • When mint flowers, you will see that they are arranged in clusters at the base of the leaves. The flowers are tiny and have connected petals.
  • Mint smells like mint. (hee-hee)

Click HERE to watch the video!