Mentha Suaveolens, Round-Leaved Mint



Common name:
Round-leaved mint
Scientific name:
Mentha suaveolens
Main flower color:
Range:
England and Wales, mostly along the western coasts
Height:
Up to 70 cm
Habitat:
Damp grasslands, woodland, waste ground
Flowers:
Small, only around 4 mm long, in closely-spaced whorls along the leafless upper portion of the stem. Flowers are white, with tubular corollas and four exserted stamens, topped by purple anthers
Leaves:
Round, hairy (especially underneath), stalkless, up to 4 cm across, lined with blunt teeth. Leaf surfaces are crossed by a network of veins, giving them a wrinkled appearance
Season:
July to September
Rarity:
★★★★