Mentha cervina

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Hart's pennyroyal
Mentha cervina flower.jpg
Mentha cervina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
Species: M. cervina
Binomial name
Mentha cervina
L.

Mentha cervina, also known as Hart's pennyroyal, a member of the mint genus, is a sprawling herb growing up to 30 cm tall. It is native to the western Mediterranean from France south to the Azores and Algeria.[1]

It is very closely related to the "real" pennyroyal. It has very fragrant leaves and foliage. Its essential oils are high in pulegone.[2]

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