Irish wildflowers




Water Mint
Mentha aquatica
Mismín mionsach
Family: Lamiaceae

Flowering time: July-October. Perennial. Native.

Terminal pinky-mauve flower heads, rounded. Calyx-teeth pointed, slender. Additional whorls of flowers lower down stems. Stalked leaves opposite, hairy, oval. Coarse-toothed. Mint-scented. Stems often reddish. Height: To 90cm.

Permanently wet ground, can be terrestrial or more/less submerged. Found in and beside streams, ponds, marshes and other wet areas.

Similar: Whorled Mint, M. x verticillata
     
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