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  Mentha piperita
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Mentha × piperita L., Sp. Pl. 576. 1753.
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  Description: Erect-ascending, with subterraneous or superterraneous stolons, strongly aromatic, perennial herbs. Stems 4-angular, suffused with dark purple, glabrous. Leaves opposite, 2-5 x 1.5-2 cm, ovate-lanceolate, with a rounded or acute base, acute, serrate, glabrous, gland-punctate, 2-5 x 1.5-2 cm; petioles 0.7-1 cm long. Verticillasters combined into a terminal, interrupted inflorescence of 10-30 cm long. Pedicels 0.1-0.15 cm long. Calyx 0.28-0.3 cm long, glabrous, 13-nerved, gland-punctate. Corolla pale-purple or pink, 0.4 cm long; lobes gland-punctate. Fruit not formed.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Europe to Central Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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