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Common name

English: Pennyroyal

German: Polei-Minze

Mandarin: 唇萼薄荷 (chun e bo he)

Portuguese: Hortelã-dos-Açores, Poêjo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Lamiales (174)

        Family: Lamiaceae (93)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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