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Water Mint

Observed: 24th August 2013 By: david1973
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) A2
Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) B2
Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) C2
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landgirl's picture

Hybrid

Tim, I did wonder about the hybrid. Is it just that it has leaves like M. aquatica and flowers like M. arvensis?

Tim Rich's picture

hasn't enough "leaf" in the

hasn't enough "leaf" in the inflorescence for arvensis, and too many whorls for aquatica and this looks more hybrid than either - but there are others like smithiana which can look the similar. Hard from photos without fertility and stamens and being able to see the calyces

Tim Rich