Mentha spicata

Mentha spicata

Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Photo taken on: September 25, 2009
Location: Bandelier National Monument, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Moist areas

The square stem grows to 2ft. The tiny lavender flowers grow in whorls in a spike at the end of the stem. The simple toothed leaves smell of mint when crushed.


Blue/Purple Long Clusters