Mentha pulegium L.

Common name

English: Pennyroyal

German: Polei-Minze

Mandarin: 唇萼薄荷 (chun e bo he)

Portuguese: Hortelã-dos-Açores, Poêjo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Lamiales (158)

        Family: Lamiaceae (89) (family description)

          Genus: Mentha (5)

           Epithet: pulegium L. (1)

pulegium => derived from latin 'pulex' meaning flea (M. pulegium has insect-repellent properties)

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, white

External links

Check for Mentha pulegium at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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