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Spearmint
Scientific classification
Species:
M. spicata
Binomial name
Mentha spicata
L.<[1]
Synonyms

(of M. spicata subsp. condensata)[2]

  • Mentha tomentosa Mentha subsessilis
  • Mentha sofiana Mentha chalepensis
  • Mill. K.Koch
  • Trautm. d'Urv.
  • Mentha spicata subsp. tomentosa Mentha sieberi
  • Harley Borbás
  • Mentha microphylla K.Koch
  • (Boiss.) Nevski Mentha stenostachya

(of M. spicata subsp. spicata)[3]

  • Mentha michelii (L.) Benth.
  • Rchb. Ten. ex Rchb.
  • Mentha ocymiodora Opiz
  • Mentha pectinata Mentha brevispicata
  • Raf. Mentha piperella
  • (Lej.) Opiz ex Lej. & Courtois Mentha × piperita var. crispa
  • Lehm. (L.) W.D.J.Koch
  • Mentha pudina Buch.-Ham. ex Benth.
  • Mentha romana Mentha crispa
  • Bubani Mentha romana
  • Garsault Mentha aquatica subsp. crispa
  • L. Ten.
  • Mentha rubicunda var. langiana Topitz
  • Mentha sepincola Mentha crispata
  • Holuby Mentha spicata var. cordato-ovata
  • Schinz & Thell. Mentha spicata var. crispa
  • Schrad. ex Willd. Ridd.
  • Mentha spicata var. crispata (Schrad. ex Willd.) Schinz & Thell.
  • Mentha spicata subsp. glabrata Mentha glabra
  • (Lej. & Courtois) Lebeau Mentha spicata var. oblongifolia
  • (Wimm. & Grab.) Lebeau Mentha aquatica var. crispa
  • (L.) G.Mey. Mill.
  • (Lej. & Courtois) Schinz & Thell. Mentha spicata var. undulata
  • (Willd.) Lebeau Mentha hortensis
  • L. Mentha sylvestris var. crispata
  • W.D.J.Koch Opiz ex Fresen.
  • W.D.J.Koch Mentha sylvestris var. undulata
  • (Willd.) W.D.J.Koch Mentha inarimensis
  • Heinr.Braun Mentha tenuiflora
  • Mentha atrata Guss.
  • Michx. Mentha undulata
  • Willd. Mentha integerrima
  • Pérard Mentha viridis
  • (L.) L. Mattei & Lojac.
  • Lej. ex Rchb. Mentha viridis var. crispa
  • Benth. Mentha laciniosa
  • (Schrad. ex Willd.) Becker Mentha walteriana
  • Schur Schur
  • Mentha laevigata Willd.
  • Opiz Mentha lejeuneana
  • Mentha viridis var. crispata Mentha viridis var. angustifolia
  • Mentha balsamea Opiz
  • Mentha viridifolia Mentha tenuis
  • Opiz Mentha lejeunei
  • Mentha tauschii Mentha sylvestris var. glabra
  • Mentha spicata var. viridis Opiz ex Rchb.
  • Mentha spicata var. piperella Mentha rosanii

Spearmint is a type of mint. It is also called garden mint, common mint, lamb mint and mackerel mint.[4] It is native to Europe and southern Asia. It is naturalized in northern and southern Africa, North America and South America. It is used as a flavouring in food and herbal teas.[4]

The species and subspecies have many synonyms.

References

  1. "Mentha L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-09-10. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?7464. 
  2. "Mentha spicata subsp. condensata (Briq.) Greuter & Burdet". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:924345-1. 
  3. "Mentha spicata subsp. spicata". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:77171344-1. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Seidemann, Johannes. (2005). World spice plants. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-3-540-27908-2 . OCLC 262680646 . https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/262680646.