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Mint - with notes

Observed: 4th September 2009 By: geff.2007geff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

I can't make this one out. Growing beside a lake, tall stems that are very square in profile and red edged. Smooth shiny lanceolate leaves without stalks. Terminal spikes of mint like flowers.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mint (Mentha) interacts

Comments

cicuta58's picture

Mints

Mints are very hard to ID. M. spicata can also be hairy. M. x piperata is another possibility. You really need a lens to get close enough.

cicuta58

Ambroise's picture

Hence, "it might be" M.

Hence, "it might be" M. spicata but it might be other taxa as well so we are "as sure as we can be" that it's a mint (Mentha)!

geff.2007's picture

Thanks for the i.d's and

Thanks for the i.d's and comments. The leaves seem unlike mint in that they are narrow, glossy, have very few veins and virtually no sign of teeth. Now that I have your interest perhaps you would like to look at 298618!

Ambroise's picture

No probs, what is 298618, by

No probs,
what is 298618, by the way?

geff.2007's picture

Sorry Ambroise I should have

Sorry Ambroise I should have put in the full link:-
http://www.ispot.org.uk/search/node/298618
Hope this will enable you to see it.
This is an earlier observation that I posted that is under discussion as to whether it is Spear Mint or not.