MINT FAMILY IN MOUNTAINS

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MINT FAMILY IN MOUNTAINS
Created On: Sep 12, 2010
Last Edited On: Sep 12, 2010

MANY AROMATIC PLANTS KNOWN FROM OUR GARDENS AND THE KITCHEN…

Thymus...
Common Hemp-Nettle...

In Latin the family is called Labiatae or Lamiaceae. Its plants are familiar for people because they are cultivated in gardens for their specific smell and taste. In mint plants various volatile oils are stored in glandular hairs or in cavities inside the body of the plant. This large family involves 180 genera including ca 3500 species of annuals, or plants being herbs or shrubs. Calyx is tubular with five teeth, and corolla has two lips. A flower of the mint plant is of bilateral symmetry. Four nutlets develop at the bottom of calyx. Mints have square stems and opposite leaves in whorls. Flowers can also be clustered in whorls, or in spikes. Many species of such genera as Salvia, Mentha, Calamintha, Origanum, Thymus, Hyssopus or Lavandula we can find in mountains but simultaneously we can smell and taste them in our meals.

It will be continued.......
Plants of Spiskie...






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