Mentha piperita from Felicia, South Carolina

Posted on |

Found this in my front yard and the leaves look and smell like mint.

Hi Felicia,

and yes, certainly a mint.  I believe that this is peppermint, Mentha piperita. It is often planted and used for many things such as candy and to flavor beverages such as peppermint tea.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


Comments are closed.