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Mentha Pulegium, Pennyroyal - Plant

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Is a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family, or mint family, native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.Crushed pennyroyal leaves emits a very strong fragrance similar to spearmint.
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Description for Mentha Pulegium, Pennyroyal

Mentha pulegium, commonly pennyroyal, also called squaw mint, mosquito plant and pudding grass, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Squaw mint, mosquito plant Purple July. 6 to 12 inch. (15 to 30 cm) Easy to grow

Planting and care

Growing pennyroyal in the herb or perennial garden will add color with its reddish purple to lilac blooms. There are two plants called pennyroyal. One is the European pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), which is a member of the mint family

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun Well-drained soil Medium 60 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Mentha Pulegium

    Pennyroyal plant is a perennial herb that was once widely used but is not as common today.There are two plants called pennyroyal. One is the European pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), which is a member of the mint family,The other is the American pennyroyal from an unrelated genus, Hedeoma pulegoides.

Typical uses of Mentha Pulegium

Special features: Mentha pulegium, commonly (European) pennyroyal, also called squaw mint, mosquito plant and pudding grass, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. ... Pennyroyal is a traditional culinary herb, folk remedy, and abortifacient.

Culinary use: Leaves

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal use: Mentha pulegium, commonly (European) pennyroyal, also called squaw mint, mosquito plant and pudding grass, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Crushed pennyroyal leaves exhibit a very strong fragrance similar to spearmint.

References

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