American Botanist Volume 26-30

American Botanist Volume 26-30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... from this circumstance the plant is occasionally called "green mint." Second only in importance to the spearmint, conies Mentha piperita, well known from its biting flavor as "peppermint," but also called "lamb's mint" and "brandy mint" from which we assume that it occasionally served in place of its more popular relative. Both Menth longifolia and M. aquatica are known as "water mint" and "fish mint," probably for their fondness of water, though all the mints are found in wet places. The first mentioned is also "brook mint," and "horse mint," the latter name doubtless referring to its coarse or less attractive qualities. Mentha rotundifolia is also "horse-mint" and "wild mint." The meaning of "apple mint" and "Patagonia mint" applied to this species is not clear, but since practically all our mints are of Old World origin and brought their common names with them when they settled with us, they may have more significance abroad. The only species native to both sides of the ocean is Mentha arvensis which is known as "field mint" and "corn mint" for growing in cultivated grounds, as "wild pennyroyal" for its odor, and as "lamb's tongue" for its occassional use in sauces. The variety Canadensis is sometimes called "American mint," but rarely on this side of the world. Mentha citrata is the "bergamot mint." The true bergamot is a member of the citrus family which the orange and lemon belong and the common name of our plant clearly shows it to be a translation of the specific one. Both were probably given for the lemon-like odor. Other plants called bergamots more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236993055
  • 9781236993052