[Sca-cooks] Romans + Mint

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Jun 4 07:52:48 PDT 2007

>  Greetings
>   Why would it be likely the Romans brought mint to England?
>   Why could mint not have been indigenous?
>   Cealian
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. 
Europe with
the Romans; these include M. spicata (Spearmint).
The herb also appeared on Aelfric's list." p15


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