If you were to brush up against a Pennyroyal Leaf plant, you would notice a strong spearmint scent coming from the leaves. This is because Pennyroyal Leaf, known in Latin as Mentha pulegium, is a part of the mint genus of plants, and inherited its scent from that fragrant plant group. Pennyroyal Leaf, as other members of the Mentha genus, are perennial herbaceous plants that die down in cold months and reemerge in warmer months from a series of underground rhizomes. The plant produces bright green leaves and pinkish-white flowers.
Botanical Name: Mentha pulegium
Common Names: European Pennyroyal, Hilwort, Pudding grass
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