- plants are edible raw.
- best used to improve flavour of other food.
- powdered leaves can be sprinkled on berries/drying meat to repel insects.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Wild mint (Mentha arvensis), Spearmint (Mentha spicata) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita).
- grows in moist areas in plains, foothills, and montane regions.