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Common name

English: Apple mint, Bigleaf mint

German: Apfelminze, Rundblättrige Minze

Mandarin: 圆叶薄荷 (yuan ye bo he)

Portuguese: Hortelã-brava, Mentastro


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Lamiales (178)

        Family: Lamiaceae (93)(family description)

          Genus: Mentha (5)

            Epithet: suaveolens Ehrh. (3)

Synonym: Mentha rotundifolia (L.) Huds. (pro sp.)

rotundifolia => referring to the rounded leaves

suaveolens => fragrant, sweet-smelling


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Mentha suaveolens at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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