Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Mint

 A nice sight along the path leading up to the office is an abundance of fresh-blooming Mint.  It might be Horsemint.  It doesn't smell at all like Mint Tea or Mint-flavored chewing gum.  More like dry hay.  But the flowers are just as elegant as any of the mints when viewed close up.
 Two features of the mint family, Lamiaceae, that are easy to recognize are the square stem and the position of the leaves along the stem opposite each other rather than alternating.

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