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Mint (Garden Mint, Spearmint, Apple Mint)

 Safe to Feed
  • Common Name: Mint (Garden Mint, Spearmint, Apple Mint)
  • Latin Name: Mentha sachalinensis; M. spicata, M. sauveolens
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae/Labiatae

These are fine to plant in the tortoise enclosure and will do no harm if nibbled, although some tortoises will be put off by the strong aroma.

Do not confuse these mints with Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) or Purple Mint (Perilla), which also belong to the Lamiaceae family but are not safe to feed. 

Garden Mint (Mentha sachalinensis)

Spearmint     (Mentha spicata)

Applemint     (Mentha suaveolens)

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