Mentha longifolia

Wild Mint - Mentha longifolia

A fast-growing perennial herb. Useful, edible, culinary and medicinal herb. Beautiful strong fragrance. White and lilac flowers in summer, attract bees and butterflies. Easy to grow. Likes semi-shade to full sun, and moist, compost-rich soil.

Plant Uses & Benefits: aromatic, culinary herb, flavouring, food, insect repellent, medicine, pot plant, tea, wetlands

Names

Common names: Cape mint, wild mint, African mint, horsemint, wild spearmint (English); inixina, inzinziniba (Xhosa); ufuthana lomhlanga (Zulu); kruisement, balderjan (Afrikaans). 
Botanical name: Mentha longifolia
Previously known as: Mentha spicata var. longifolia
Family: Lamiaceae


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Type: ground cover
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Uses & Benefits: aromatic, culinary herb, flavouring, food, insect repellent, medicine, pot plant, tea, wetlands

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