Can anyone identify this mint?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Spongiform, May 3, 2012.

  1. Spongiform

    Spongiform Member

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    I found this mint growing in the woods near a town that was abandoned in 1947. It smells similar to spearmint. My best guess is that's a cultivated mint in the Mentha family that was left on it's own for over 60 years. I transplanted a small patch of it into my my mint garden.

    I was hoping someone could narrow it down to a specific species.

    I can take more pictures if it would help.
     

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    Mentha pulegium (Pennyroyal) would be my guess!
     

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