Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Lamiaceae, formerly called Labiatae, the mint family of flowering plants, with 236 genera and more than 7,000 species, the largest family of the order Lamiales.

Lamiaceae is distributed nearly worldwide, and many species are cultivated for their fragrant leaves and attractive flowers.

The mint family (Lamiaceae) is known for its aromatic members, especially the mints and balms.

Plants in the family are characterized by square stems, paired and simple leaves, and two-lipped open-mouthed tubular flowers.

Read and find out more about herbs, plants, spices and find recipes from the Mint family Lamiaceae.

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