West Highland Flora

Water Mint

Mentha aquatica


Mentha aquatica

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Oct 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Common in wet ground, usually lowland but sometimes on hills.

Flowerhead c 18-25 cm across

ID: Flowerhead terminal and rounded, leaves have minty scent.  Leaves distinctly stalked, less than twice as long as broad (or just over).  Sepal tube hairy.

Other features: Often has smaller whorls in leaf-axils below the main head.

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