The Mint Family
Irregular, bilaterally symmetrical flowers. Stems square in cross-section. Opposite leaves.
Flower arrangement typically whirled clusters toward the top of each stem. Most are very aromatic and
can be smelled easily nearby, by rubbing your finger on a leaf and then smelling it, or by smelling the plant directly.
Well-known Family Members:
Lavender, Lambs Ear, Catnip, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Mint, Spearmint, Peppermint
Important Biochemical Characteristics:
Most contain aromatic oils in their leaves and stems.
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