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Blue or Purple Flowers ( Square Stems )
Mint Family (Labiatae)

Wild Mint/Field Mint
Mentha arvensis

Season: Summer
Habitat:
 Moist Meadows and Woodlands
Height:
 Up to 50 cm

Description: The square stem and strong minty odour instantly identify this plant. The short stalked, toothed leaves grow in opposite pairs along the stem. They come to a point at both ends. At the base of each pair of leaves, a cluster of purple four-parted flowers bloom. The hair covered stem is square, distinctive of the mint family.

This plant was used by native Indians to flavour dried meat and pemmican. It also can be made into a tasty tea.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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