[Mints of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Spearmint

Mentha spicata

Inflorescence of Spearmint: Mentha spicata (Synonyms: Mentha cordifolia, Mentha longifolia, Mentha longifolia var. mollissima, Mentha longifolia var. undulata, Mentha spicata var. longifolia, Mentha spicata var. spicata, Mentha sylvestris, Mentha viridis)

The photo above shows a close-up of the elongated inflorescence of spearmint as seen at the trailhead to Horsethief Butte in the Columbia River Gorge.............................September 29, 2007.

Spearmint: Mentha spicata (Synonyms: Mentha cordifolia, Mentha longifolia, Mentha longifolia var. mollissima, Mentha longifolia var. undulata, Mentha spicata var. longifolia, Mentha spicata var. spicata, Mentha sylvestris, Mentha viridis)

The photo above shows the upper leaves and elongated inflorescence of spearmint as seen at the trailhead to Horsethief Butte in the Columbia River Gorge.............................September 29, 2007.

Leaves of Spearmint: Mentha spicata (Synonyms: Mentha cordifolia, Mentha longifolia, Mentha longifolia var. mollissima, Mentha longifolia var. undulata, Mentha spicata var. longifolia, Mentha spicata var. spicata, Mentha sylvestris, Mentha viridis)

The photo above shows a close-up of the upper leaves of spearmint as seen at the trailhead to Horsethief Butte in the Columbia River Gorge.............................September 29, 2007.

Dorsal leaf surface of Spearmint: Mentha spicata (Synonyms: Mentha cordifolia, Mentha longifolia, Mentha longifolia var. mollissima, Mentha longifolia var. undulata, Mentha spicata var. longifolia, Mentha spicata var. spicata, Mentha sylvestris, Mentha viridis)

The photo above shows a close-up of a stem leaf of spearmint as seen at the trailhead to Horsethief Butte in the Columbia River Gorge.............................September 29, 2007.

Paul Slichter