WATER MINT

Mentha aquatica

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]  

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status
statusZnative
 
flower
flower8lilac
 
morph
morph8zygo
 
petals
petalsZ4
 
type
typeZglobed
 
type
typeZtieredwhorls
 
type
typeZspiked
 
stem
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smell
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aromatic

7th August 2008, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rufford Branch Photo: © RWD
The commonest waterside mint by far. It grows to 90cm high with lilac coloured whorls of flowers in 2 or three whorls at the top, often merging into a very short spike between 20 to 30mm across.


2nd August 2005, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rufford Branch Photo: © RWD


2nd August 2005, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rufford Branch Photo: © RWD


7th August 2008, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rufford Branch Photo: © RWD


29th July 2007, Hollingworth Branch Canal, Daisy Nook, M/cr. Photo: © RWD


2nd August 2005, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rufford Branch Photo: © RWD


2nd August 2005, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rufford Branch Photo: © RWD


2nd August 2005, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rufford Branch Photo: © RWD
The sepals are toothed, purple-brown and hairy. The sepal teeth are narrow.


21st July 2006, Sefton Coastal Path, Formby Photo: © RWD


29th July 2007, Hollingworth Branch Canal, Daisy Nook, M/cr. Photo: © RWD


Hybridizes with :

Some similarities to other mints.


  Mentha aquatica  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Lamiaceae  

Distribution
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 BSBI maps
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Mentha
(Mints)

WATER MINT

Mentha aquatica

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]  

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