Wild Flowers of Pittsburgh

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

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Spearmint is especially common in urban yards and vacant lots, where it often escapes from cultivation. The prison isn’t built that can hold spearmint, which can be very invasive once you have it. But it’s such a useful herb that its sloppy manners are easy to forgive.

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