Species Detail

Mentha spicata L.
Spearmint


Scientific Name:  
Mentha spicata L.
Common Name:  
Spearmint
Myaamia Name:  
No Myaamia Name
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Mentha spicata L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Medicinal  tea made from leaves. Not necessarily a medicine; just a drink
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Food  candy made from mint. The juice of the plant was cooked down and made into candy
Botanical Sources  
Mentha spicata L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Native of Europe occuring in moist places like streambanks and ditches
Related Sources  
Mentha spicata L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Coulter, S 1932   Dried leaves and tops of Mentha spicata same as M. viridis; spearmint used as an aromatic; stimulant; carminative; and diuretc. M. piperita peppermint has the same uses as well as an antispasmodic