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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Aug 30, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Pray tell, which forum do I go on to discuss herbs such as the mint. I have a mint that we call Zebu Buena (Yerba Buena - Spanish name for mint). I would like to know what kind of mint it is.

Thank you.
Kadie
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Aug 31, 2015 12:08 AM CST
I think this is Mentha x piperata.
https://www.google.be/search?q=Mentha+piperata&rlz=1C1CHWA_n...
For plant identification we have a forum:
http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/

Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Aug 31, 2015 10:12 AM CST
Thank you, bonitin! Smiling
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 31, 2015 11:35 AM CST
According to this link it is Spearmint:
http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/2187-a-culinary-guide-to-...

This one says it's Mentha arvensis:
http://www.medicalhealthguide.com/articles/yerbabuena.htm

This link says it's pretty much any of several mints:
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_Buena

The dark color stems in your photo remind me of Chocolate Mint,but I would be wrong. According to this site (which is not a plant site) the best Yerbabuena used for Mojitos has dark stems and is grown in Cuba; the stem is what imparts the best flavor to the Mojito.
http://cookmundo.com/page/2/ Some say that Mojito Mint is Mentha x vollosa.

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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Aug 31, 2015 11:39 AM CST
Thank You! Greene!

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