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Name: Whitney
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: GA
Country: N/A
Date: 4/2/2005

I have two mentha spicata plants. Both are newly sprouted on one plant the edges of the leaves are smooth on the other they are jagged, why is their a difference?

Mints usually have dentate, serrate, to crenate leaf margins

However, the leaf margin can be variable, particularly in hybrids.

Also see

where it is recorded as irregularly serrate.


heavily toothed


Anthony R. Brach

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