Water Mint

Water Mint - Mentha aquatica Mentha aquatica


Colour: Lilac
Flowering: July - October
Height: Up to 2' (60 cm)
Family: Labiatae
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Water Mint can usually be found in marshes, wet woodland and ponds. This was found thriving in a boggy section of our pond.

The individual lilac-coloured flowers are made up of 4 petals and are clustered around the top of the stem. The leaves are oval, toothed and hairy.

When crushed this plant smells strongly of peppermint and is used in peppermint tea to alleviate coughs and colds.

Water Mint - Mentha aquatica
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