Peppermint Plants Growing

Peppermint plants showing reddish-purple stems and symmetrical, opposite, simple green leavesView Full Resolution

This photo shows the peppermint plant growing in a garden. As with most cultivars of peppermint, these plants show the characteristic red-purple color of the stem. The leaves have opposite arrangement around the stem, typical of mint-family plants.

The leaves are very finely serrated, with much smaller teeth than typical for spearmint. The teeth are so small that, in this photo, at a glance the leaves look almost to have smooth margins.

This image is featured in our article on Mint Tea.

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