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Whorled Mint

Mentha x verticillata

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
70 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, marshes, riverbanks, wasteland, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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Pink, 4 petals
 
The flowers are in dense whorls around the leaf axils. The whorls are up to 2.5cm across. 4 stamens.
Fruit:
Fruit is never produced in the UK.
Leaves:
The broadly oval, pointed, stalked leaves are in opposite pairs up the erect stem. They are 1 and a half times as long as broad. Perennial. Whorled Mint is a hybrid between Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) and Corn Mint (Mentha arvensis).
Aroma:
Mint-smelling.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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