Common names in Spanish: Hierbabuena; Yerba buena.

In the monarch overwintering reserves in central Mexico, there are six genera of mints. These include Lepechinia, Prunella, Salvia (12 spp.),  Satureja, Scutellaria,  and Stachys (4 spp.).

It was mint to be: Worldwide, the Mint Family has 180 genera with over 3500 species. There are 50 genera of mints in North America. A typical mint flower has 2 lips, actually fused petals. Labiateae>lip; the lower lip serves as a landing spot for pollinators. The upper lip  serves as a canopy shielding its male and female floral parts.

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