Mint

Family

(Lamiaceae or Labiatae)

Flowers in the Mint family are extremely difficult to identify. There are many differeny sub-families to which the hundreds of mint flowers belong.  The flowers in the mint family are often irregular, that have a corolla that extends into 5 lobes, and sometimes 4 if there is a fusion of lobes, (although there are exceptions). Flowers of the mint family come in many colors, especially white and violet. They are small (1/3 inch to 1 cm long) and grow together in spikes or clusters. There are 2 or 4 stamens that sometimes exceed the lobes of the flower. Flowers of the mint family are aromatic. They have a stem that is a square shape that grows opposite, simple leaves. There are about 200 species in our area.
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