131853 PEPPERMINT Mentha x piperata (Lamiaceae) Height to 1m
Robust perennial, a hybrid between Spear and Water Mints. Has a strong peppermint smell. Grows in damp ground. FLOWERS are 3-4mm long and pinkish lilac; borne in a terminal spikes with a few whorls below (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are narrow-ovate and stalked. STATUS-A popular culinary herb that is naturalised locally.