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Wildflowers - Field Mint

Field Mint, Common Mint - Mentha arvensis
Field Mint, Common Mint - Mentha arvensis
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The leaves of the Field Mint have a strong, minty order. This is caused by a volatile oil produced by the plant. Field Mint is in the same family as Spearmint and Peppermint.

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Stemless Hymenoxys

The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...