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Mint geranium

Compositae Chrysanthemum majus (Desf.) Aschers.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The costmary plant is a tall and erect perennial chrysanthemum, of minor importance as a condiment. The sweet-scented leaves are oval or oblong, up to near a foot long. They are used somewhat in salads and cookery.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch