The peppermint plant grows 12-35 inches tall, with smooth stems, square in cross section. The leaves are dark green with reddish veins.
Peppermint image courtesy of Aleksa Lukic.
Peppermint has a long tradition of medicinal use. With a high menthol content, it is often used as tea and for flavor in confections, gum and toothpaste. The aroma of peppermint has been found to enhance memory.
Jenoptik CT3 microscope camera.