Mentha spicata-Spearmint is part of the Lamiaceae family (mint family). Mentha spica is also part of a much bigger botanical family in the forests. As a Herbalist and Aromatherapist, my learning lab is still out in Nature. My purpose is not to take away from Mother Nature, but to learn from her. When I go out on hikes and walks, I look specifically for Mentha spicata to tell me the water situation and how it thrives and why it thrives. The ones who grow by the streams, or away from the streams will also provide different information about the environment and survival. Then I take that information to help me grow the herbs in my own garden. I leave this plant in the wild for the animals and pollinators. This sacred learning lab must be preserved for the next generation of learners.
Mount Lemmon, AZ
Christina Grossman, MA, CCA, CH
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Field Guide: Rose, F. (2012). Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide. Tucson, AZ: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press.
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I am not the first, nor the last of expressing and sharing the beauty of mathematics in Nature. What I will share in this blog are thoughts, experiences, and lessons learned to validate life, both human and botanical, living mathematically.