[Sca-cooks] Romans + Mint
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Jun 4 07:52:48 PDT 2007
> Why would it be likely the Romans brought mint to England?
> Why could mint not have been indigenous?
Maggie Campbell-Culver's The Origin of Plants
lists it as:
"Mentha spp. Mint. Although several species, including Pennyroyal,
are native, some of the stronger-flavoured species arrived from S.
the Romans; these include M. spicata (Spearmint).
The herb also appeared on Aelfric's list." p15
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