Mentha longifolia from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 13, 2010, 9:51:15 PM8/13/10
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Mentha longifolia from Kashmir, very commonly growing along irrigation channels, ponds and wet places. Photographed Botanical Garden near Cheshmashahi on June 26, 2010

Common Names
English: Horse mint, Biblical mint, Wild mint
hindi: Jangli pudina
Punjab: Baburi, Bellane, Kashu, Pudnakushma
Mumbai: Pudina vartalau
Kashmir: Brina

Eaten as chutney; leaves and flowering tops yield essential used as substitute of peppermint oil; also medicinal.


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tanay bose

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Aug 14, 2010, 11:45:46 PM8/14/10
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Nice to see this mint species
thnaks sharing
Tanay

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Tanay Bose
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Department of Botany
University of British Columbia
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Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 (Canada)
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