Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Spear Mint
Mentha spicata
of the Mint family
a perennial
40-90 cm high
blooms July-October
likes damp and waste places
can be seen by the road bridge over the Clyde at the Roman Bath-house

   
Spear mint is not a native of the British Isles but originates in Central Europe. It was and still is used as a cullinary flavouring. Herbologists recommend Spear Mint in treatment for hiccups, flatulence and indigestion. It can also help colic and fevers.