WATER MINT Mentha aquatica (Lamiaceae) Height to 50cm<br />
Variable, hairy and stiff- and reddish-stemmed perennial that smells strongly of mint. Found On damp ground, sometimes growing in shallow, standing water. FLOWERS are 3-4mm long and lilac-pink; borne in dense, terminal heads up to 2cm long, and a few sub-terminal whorls (Jul-Oct). Flowers are popular with insects. FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval and toothed. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout the region.
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WATER MINT Mentha aquatica (Lamiaceae) Height to 50cm
Variable, hairy and stiff- and reddish-stemmed perennial that smells strongly of mint. Found On damp ground, sometimes growing in shallow, standing water. FLOWERS are 3-4mm long and lilac-pink; borne in dense, terminal heads up to 2cm long, and a few sub-terminal whorls (Jul-Oct). Flowers are popular with insects. FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval and toothed. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout the region.

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