Mentha asiatica (Mentha longifolia var. asiatica) is known by the common name Asian mint. It is a mint species within the genus Mentha. General information. Asian mint is a species of perennial herb that typically grows in full sun to partial shade. Asian mint prefers to grow in moist, adequate soil moisture retention year-round.
Mentha canadensis l. Mentha canadensis (syn. M. arvensis var. canadensis) is a species of mint commonly known as American wild mint, native to North America (from Northwest Territories to central Mexico), or known as bakha, East Asian wild mint, or Japanese Mint (M. arvensis var. piperascens) in eastern Asia (Siberia to Java) and the Northern Territory of Australia.
Mentha diemenica. Mentha diemenica is known by the common name of slender mint. The species is named after Van Diemen's Land, which is now called Tasmania. It is a mint species within the genus Mentha, native not only to Tasmania but also to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.
Mentha longifolia (Horse mint; syn. M. spicata var. longifolia L., M. sylvestris L., M. tomentosa D'Urv, M. incana Willd.) is a species in the genus Mentha (mint) native to Europe, western and central Asia (east to Nepal and the far west of China), and northern and southern (but not tropical) Africa.
Mentha requienii, commonly called Corsican mint or creeping mint, is a miniature mat-forming plant that typically grows to only 1/2" to 1" tall but spreads by thread-like stems which creep along the ground rooting as they go to 12" wide or more to form a dense flat diminutive ground cover.
H. pulegioides (American pennyroyal) grows in woods through most of the northern and eastern US and Canada while M. pulegium is found in parts of Europe. Pennyroyal is a perennial, creeping herb with small, lilac flowers at the stem ends. The leaves are grayish green and, like other mint family members, very aromatic.
A: The difference between spearmint and peppermint is that peppermint has a bold and strong flavor that can be overpowering in recipes; spearmint has a sweeter and more mild flavor than peppermint. The difference also lies in the way that the leaves are grown; spearmint leaves tend to be bigger and lighter in color than peppermint leaves.
The stems spread out appealingly on top of water and the bright fresh flowers add fragrance and color to the pond or water garden. You can plant the mint directly into the ground but to prevent spreading, try planting in a container with good drainage holes.
Mountain Mint Herb, Wild Mint. Pycnanthemum spp. Mountain Mint Herb and Food Use, Medicinal Properties. Mountain-mint is edible and medicinal, raw or cooked the flower buds and leaves are edible and have a hot, spicy, mint-like flavor that makes a great spice or seasoning for meat.