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ROUND-LEAVED MINT Mentha suaveolens (Lamiaceae) Height to 70cm. Extremely aromatic perennial that smells distinctly of apples. Has both creeping and upright stems and the whole plant, especially the undersides of the leaves, have a thick coat of woolly hairs. Grows in damp, grassy places. FLOWERS are 3-4mm long and lilac; borne in dense spikes (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval to rounded, hairy and wrinkled. STATUS-Native in W but also escapes from cultivation.
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ROUND-LEAVED MINT Mentha suaveolens (Lamiaceae) Height to 70cm. Extremely aromatic perennial that smells distinctly of apples. Has both creeping and upright stems and the whole plant, especially the undersides of the leaves, have a thick coat of woolly hairs. Grows in damp, grassy places. FLOWERS are 3-4mm long and lilac; borne in dense spikes (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval to rounded, hairy and wrinkled. STATUS-Native in W but also escapes from cultivation.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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