Nov. 27, 2019

spearmint, Mentha spicata

Can we walk and chew gum at the same time? Spearmint knows we can, and takes advantage. This Eurasian has wandered with us to the far reaches of the globe. You might see it in fields or on roadsides in every state except ND, and in AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC, and SK. If you do spot it as you walk by, don't hesitate to grab a sprig and enjoy. Lenawee Co MI, 7/25/11.