Family, Mint. Color, pale blue. Leaves, oblong, serrate, wrinkled, short-petioled or sessile. Flower-bracts linear, rather large, under the separate clusters of flowers, which form interrupted terminal spikes. Stem, erect, 1 to 1/2 feet high. Perennial by leafy runners.

Common in all wet places. (See illustration, p. 345.)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)