Spearmint /peppermint

Asked November 13, 2017, 8:51 AM EST

Here is a photo Is one on left spearmint and on right peppermint? Any distinguishing features?

Frederick County Maryland herbs plant identification spearmint peppermint

1 Response

There are many mint species and cultivars and we cannot make an accurate identification. You may have to identify by taste and smell. In general, spearmint is milder than peppermint. You may be able to find more id features in herb books from the library. Here is an interesting blog from the Herb Society https://herbsocietyblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/any-mint-but-peppermint/