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Water Mint

Observed: 4th August 2013 By: Pam Burrow
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Water Mint 1
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Species with which Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) interacts

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cicuta58's picture

Water Mint

Water Mint would have an obviously terminal, globular inflorescence, which this does not seem to have. Mints are difficult in the hand, so photos are approaching impossible!

cicuta58

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Hi Circuta - I did think this

Hi Circuta -
I did think this might be a problem, but though that maybe the 'terminal inflorescence' hadn't yet flowered! Guess I'll just have to have a check on it again!
What else could it be, given the leaf shape, the hairy stem & leaves, the smell of mint and its watery location? I'd be interested to know what its possible id could be.
Thanks.
Pam

cicuta58's picture

Several

There are several possibilities including M. x verticillata and M x gracilis.

cicuta58

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Thanks for info. Pam

Thanks for info.
Pam