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Corn Mint

Observed: 8th August 2013 By: greenmagsgreenmags’s reputation in Plantsgreenmags’s reputation in Plantsgreenmags’s reputation in Plantsgreenmags’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

~30cm, hairy. Leaves oval, toothed, short-stalked, minty smelling. Flowers ~3mm, pale lilac in dense whorls in leaf axils, along stem but not terminally; stamens projecting. Growing on laneside verge/ditch.

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greenmags's picture

Thank you Circuta58. I do

Thank you Circuta58. I do find mints tricky; I went for M. arvensis because Francis Rose says stamens projecting in M.arvensis, but not in M.verticillata and I thought I could see this feature (in the last photo I have now added!). But i did wonder if it was some hybrid as flowers very pale lilac rather than mauve, and one specimen at least taller than 30cm. and I take your point about the calyx. Thanks

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Stigmas

It is the stigmas that are seen sticking out.

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