Author: Jan Scholten
English: American Pennyroyal; American false pennyroyal
Region: North America.
Habitat: dry, well drained, moist soil; light sandy, medium loamy and heavy clay soil, neutral to very acid; open woods and fields; fully hardy; semi-shade to full sun.
Content: essential oil, very toxic, possibly lethal.
Use: leaves for condiment, refreshing tea, culinary flavouring; essential oil in food industry as a flavouring in beverages, ice cream, baked goods.
Herb; annual; 0.3 m, by 0.2 m.
Leaves: very strong mint-like aroma and taste.
Flowers: hermaphrodite; flowers from July to September.