Photo of Menta X piperita, one of the most known labiatae
The labiatae family stands for about 3000 species of plants spread in the warm and temperate regions all over the world.
They are mainly grasses and shrubs, very fragrant and rich in medicinal properties, of great worth in natural medicine and pharmacopoeia.
|Leaves (1): opposite|
|Stems (2): square|
|Calyx (3): 5 teeth (sometimes 2)|
|Corolla (4): bilabiate and tubular with 4 o 5 lobes:|
|Stamens: 4 o 2|
Labiatae include about 200 genera. The most important are the following:
4 August, 2022