Mint Family

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Mint Family - Labiatae - Back to Family List - (28 genuses in Vermont)

Opposite leaves and usually 4 sided, or square, stems. Leaves are usually entire, or toothed, rarely deep lobed. Usually aromatic.


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Genus: Isanthus Mx. - False Pennyroyal

Isanthus brachiatus - False Pennyroyal -


Genus: Trichostema L. - Blue Curls

Trichostema dichotomum L. - Blue Curls -


Genus: Ajuga L. - Bugleweed

Ajuga genevensis L. - Geneva Bugleweed -


Genus: Teucrium L. - Germander

Teucrium occidentale - Germander - Also a variety of this species called Northern Germander


Genus: Scutellaria L. - Skullcap

Scutellaria laterifolia - Mad Dog Skullcap -

Scutellaria epilobliifolia - Marsh Skullcap -

Scutellaria parvula - Small Skullcap -


Genus: Marrubium L. - Horehound

Marrubium vulgare L. - Common Horehound or Horehound - Unique in this family for having hooked spines terminating calyx-lobes.


Genus: Agastache - Giant Hyssop

Agastache nepetiodes - Yellow Giant Hyssop -

Agastache scrophulariaefoliar - Purple Giant Hyssop -


Genus: Nepeta L. - Catmint

Nepeta Cataria L. - Catnip - Originally called Cataria -


Genus: Glechoma L. - Ground Ivy

Glechoma hederacea L. - Gill Over the Ground , or Ground Ivy or Gill-over-the-hill -

Genus: Prunalla L. - Self Heal

Self Heal or Self-heal

Prunella vulgaris L. - Heals All or Carenter Weed - different varieties with different flower colors; blue, white purple, pink..

Genus: Physostegia - Lion's Head

Lion's Head or Obedience

Physostegia virginiana - Lion's Head -


Genus: Leonurus L. - Motherwort

Leonurus Cardiaca L. - Common Motherwort - Originally called Cardiaca.


Genus: Galeopsis L. - Hemp Nettle

Galeopsis Tetrahit L. - Hemp Nettle, or Tetrahit - different varieties have purple or white flowers.


Genus: Lamium L. - Dead Nettle

Lamium amplexicaule - Henbit -

Lamium maculatum - Spotted Dead Nettle -


Genus: Stachys L. - Hedge Nettle

Stachys palustris L. - Woundwort -

Stachys tenuifolia Willd. - Smooth Hedge Nettle -


Genus: Salvia L. - Sag

Salvia verticillata L. - Lilac Sage -


Genus: Monarda L. - Horsemint

Monarda didyma - Bee Balm or Oswego Tea - Uncommon

Monarda media - Purple Bergamot -

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot -

Monarda punctata - Dotted Horsemint -


Genus: Blephilia Raf. - Wood Mint

Blephilia ciliata - Downy Wood Mint -

Blephilia hirsuta - Hairy Wood Mint -


Genus: Hedeoma - Mock Pennyroyal

Hedeoma pulegioides - American Pennyroyal -

Hedeoma hispida - Rough Pennyroyal - Stiff straight hairs.


Genus: Melissa L. - Balm

Melissa officinalis L. - Common Balm -


Genus: Saturja L. - Savory

Savory or Calamint

Saturja hortensis - Garden Savory - Rare in wild.

Saturja Acinos - Acinos - European.

Saturja vulgaris - Wild Basil - North Aerican.


Genus: Hyssopus L. - Hyssop

Hyssopus ifficinale L. - Hyssop - Rare, European.


Genus: Pycnanthemum Mx. - Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Slender Mountain Mint - Slender Leaves.

Pycnanthemum virginianum - Virginian Mountain Mint -

Pycnanthemum verticillatum - Whorled Mountain Mint -

Pycnanthemum muticum - Awnless Mountain Mint -

Pycnanthemum incanum - Hoary Mountain Mint -


Genus: Origanum L. - Wild Marjoram

Origanum vulgare L. - Wild Marjoram -


Genus: Thymus L. - Thyme

Thymus pulegioides L. - Thyme -


Genus: Lycopus L. - Water Horehound

Lycopus virginicus - Virginian Water Horehound -

Lycopus uniflorus Mx. - Common Water Hoehound -

Lycopus anericanus - Cut Leaved Water Horehound or American Water Horehound

Lycopus rubellus - Gypsywort - Reddish


Genus: Mentha L. - Mint

Mentha spicata L. - Spearmint -

Mentha piperita L. - Peppermint -

Mentha Cardiaca - Small Leaved Mint -

Mentha gentilis L. - Spotted Mint - 2 varieties, one with all geen leaves, and the other with leaves marked with white.

Mentha arvensis L. - Field Mint - Originally ciltivated, at least 6 different varieties.


Genus: Collinsonia L. - Horse Balm

Collinsonia canadensis L. - Richweed or Stoneroot -

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