Corsican mint is a species of mint native to Italy, France, Sardinia and Corsica and is known as one the most popular varieties of mint used in French and Italian cooking. Corsican mint is used as a flavoring in crème de menthe, a well known green cocktail.
Corsican mint has a pungent scent and astringent-like taste similar to pennyroyal. It grows up to 10 centimeters tall with small leaves around 2 to 7 millimeters in length. Often used for ornamental purposes or landscaping, this mint assists in repelling unwanted insects and pests when grown besides brassica plants like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower by obscuring the scent of the vegetable.