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Peppermint

 Peppermint

The plant is found throughout Europe, in moist situations, along stream banks and in waste lands, and is not unfrequent In damp places in England, but is not a common native plant, and probably is often an escape from cultivation. In America it is probably even more common as an escape than Spearmint, having long been known and grown in gardens.
The leaves of this kind of mint are shortly but distinctly stalked, 2 inches or more in length, and 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches broad, their margins finely toothed, their surfaces smooth, both above and beneath, or only very slightly, hardly visibly, hairy on the principal veins and mid-rib on the underside.
the plant, indigenous to Europe, is now widespread in cultivation throughout all regions of the world.It is found wild occasionally with its parent species.
The Egyptians used this herb to flavor food and wine. Its botanical or Latin name is Mentha piperita

 

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