Aromatic Flowers of the Mint Family
One of the biggest groups of flower species on this planet is the Mint Family. In fact, there are more than 3,000 species of it. The aromatic plants and flowers of the mint family are very easy to distinguish. Their stems have square or angled features, while the leaves are oppositely growing from each other. Furthermore, most of the flowers are small and they grow in clusters. Each flower of the Mint Family has very noticeable upper and lower lips.
These are some of the members of the Mint Family which have soothing fragrance, beautiful flowers and edible leaves that are used as seasoning herbs.
- Garden Sage – This is a woody perennial type of flower that is highly aromatic. They have grown for centuries as garden flowers and herbs. Garden sage is from the Mediterranean region. This flower has broad lance-shaped leaves that are 2-3 inches long. It is covered with short, silvery hair. The flowers are purple or white in color that grow in profuse clusters. They can grow up to 1-2 feet in length; and they bloom in July and August.
- Horehound – This kind of plant grows up to about 15-25 inches. They are an abundant weedy Eurasian perennial type of flower. It is hard to keep this kind of flower in your garden because it’s hard to limit their boundaries. The leaves are ¾ to 1 inch in length, with its white color. Furthermore, it is oval in shape and hairy. It has tiny flowers with grayish white color. The flowers are numerous in the leaf joints.
- Lavender – This is one of the native flowers from the Mediterranean region. It is highly aromatic. The leaves grow up to 1 ½ in length, are lance-shaped and have felty texture. The leaves also have curled margins. The flowers have pale blue colors which are approximately ½ inch in width. They are massive in clusters in the leaf joints.
- Pot Marjoram – This species of flowers are widely cultivated in North America. It is one of the beautiful Eurasian perennial flowers that are highly aromatic. This plant will grow up to 15-30 inches long. The leaves of this plant have an oval shape, and it has a length of an inch. Pot Marjoram has purple pink flowers that are small; and they grow in clusters which are borne on the split terminal branchlets. These kinds of flowers are very easy to be nurtured and sometimes they become weedy. Thus, you need to take care of these flowers properly before they will consume your entire garden.
- Rosemary – It is a beautiful evergreen shrub that came from the Mediterranean region. The pale blue flowers of Rosemary and its gray foliage are highly aromatic. Its flowers are small and have irregular shapes. The flowers also have two lips, in which the upper lip has two lobes while the lower lip has three lobes. The leaves grow up to an inch in length; and it has a lance shape.
- Thyme – This specie of flowers are mostly used as seasoning. They are one of the flowers from the Mediterranean region. The purple flowers will surely add beauty to your garden. Thyme leaves are oval in shape and are nearly stalkless. Furthermore, the leaves have curled margins. The tiny two-lipped flowers of Thyme are ¼ inch in length; and they grow in clusters at the joints of the leaves.
- Sweet Marjoram – It is one of the perennial flowers that are highly aromatic. However, these flowers are cultivated as annual flowers. It has stalked leaves, which are about ½ in length and the outline is elliptic. Sweet Marjoram flowers are very small with white and purple colors. They grope in spikes.
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