American Wild Mint

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American Wild Mint Ė 7 August 2006

One of the annual wildflowers, which grow among the stones of our rip rapped lakeshore, is the fragrant American wild mint. Iím careful not to cut down too much of it with my string trimmer, even though there is an abundance of it growing there every summer. Where I do cut it, the wonderful fragrance of mint is released into the air.

American wild mint is related to rosemary, sage, thyme, and marjoram. The leaves can be used as a flavoring or seasoning.

Weeds or Wildflowers?
By Mary T. Hoffman
(Written 6 August 2006)

I pick and choose
What weeds to whack.
Some plants will lose.
Will they grow back?

But here I pause:
Mint, I favor.
I guess itís ícause
Its scent I savor.

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